In November of 2013, 21-year-old Alex Gilbert set out to meet his birth parents for the first time. He travelled for over 30 hours from New Zealand to Russia and then drove six hours more to the Arctic circle and finally to Rybinsk on the Volga River.
This documentary tells the story of an unbelievable occurrence that has been going on for about a century or so. The village of Jharia in India is located right on a coalfield where an underground fire started in 1916— a hundred years ago, and hasn’t stopped burning yet.
Savant, Scholar, Showman... Cashier?
David Teitel has had a job as a cashier at health food stores since the mid-1980s. As he rings up the total of their purchases, he enjoys sharing historical facts, baseball statistics, Guinness World Records, and complicated arithmetic with customers.
The True Story of "The Worst Sailor to Ever Sail Around the World."
This is the story of a man named Alex, who wanted more out of life. He loved to do crazy things as a small child growing up in Southern Indiana.
You can’t describe what it means to be a Juggalo; it’s beyond comprehension and reasoning. This short film is a sequel to Sean Dunne’s popular first project (watch the first American Juggalo here) where he brought to light the subculture of the Juggalos.
This film tells the amazing story of a horse from a small countryside racetrack few people had ever heard about. The horse wore a pink Hello Kitty mask and lost a hundred races, but in 2003 she became a glimmer of hope for losers everywhere.
The Evolving Character and Story of a Major Urban Metropolitan City by an Immigrant Group
For the last half a century, Cuban immigrants have had an enormous historical, political, and economic influence on the city of Miami, Florida.
Drilling for Oil Amid Artic Ice
There is a man-made island that is the size of two football fields in the Pechora Sea. It can accommodate 200 people and its known as the Prirazlomnaya Platform.
True Cost of Sex Tourism: Philippine's Fatherless Kids
Until 1991 there used to be a US air force base in Angeles City in the Philippines. These days it is a well-known sex tourism destination, where mostly wealthy retired men from all over the world go to get a taste of Philippine women.
Saving The Congo's 'Witch Kids'
According to United Nations data, in the Democratic Republic of The Congo, there are over 25,000 homeless children. Many of them are living in that condition because they have been accused of doing witchcraft.
If you’ve never heard of Transnistria or Pridnestrovie, you are not alone. This is the ‘Renegade Republic’, which no state in the world recognizes although they have their own parliament, currency, passport, and national anthem.
At the age of fifteen, Martin Popplewell saw the popular 1980 film ‘Blue Lagoon’ starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. The story is about two teenagers who end up stranded on a tropical island.
How To Rejoin Society If You Are Outcast?
In India many women are married off at a very early age. There have been cases in which little girls that are still babies— only 5 or 6 years old— have been given to men that are much older than they are.
All The Knowledge That They Teach Us, We Cannot Eat It
It was American essayist, lecturer, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson who once stated that ‘The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.’ These words ring true today as a cacao farmer in Southern Belize struggles to work his plantation in the tradition of his Maya ancestors.