Society

A Moon of Nickel and Ice

1h 52m

The mining town of Norilsk sits in the heart of the Siberian Arctic, bathed in the billowing smoke and sulphur of its mills and factories. Built by Gulag prisoners under Stalin, Norilsk remains a mysterious place, haunted by its past suffering. While miners ponder lost comradeship and teenagers dream of escape, artists and descendants of the Gulag prisoners seek to shed light on Norilsk’s dark past, long since buried under the Siberian ice.

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System Error

56m 33s

Politicians, economists and the media are obsessed with economic growth. But why do we still cling to this concept? Clearly it is impossible to have infinite growth on a finite planet. In SYSTEM ERROR award-winning director Florian Opitz (“Speed, In Search of Lost Time” and “The Big Sellout”) examines the fundamentals of capitalism. He reveals unexpected correlations and lays bare the pathological nature of the current system.

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Banksters

54m 53s

From the director of 'Goldman Sachs: The Bank that Rules the World' comes a major new investigation into corruption at one of the world's top financial institutions

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Fight Hate With Love

51m 55s

Michael Ta’Bon spent 15 years in prison, where he promised himself that one day he would start a movement to prevent young people from repeating his mistakes. Now married and with two kids, his fierce commitment to community activism may ultimately cost him his family.

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Wonder Women S1E1 India

22m 01s

In India, the Dalit are the lowest caste in the social order, and girls are especially vulnerable to mistreatment, but a group of young women from the city of Dindigul are breaking tradition by becoming the first female performers in a drumming competition.

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Wonder Women S1E2 Japan

22m 03s

For centuries, the Ama free divers of Japan have plunged into icy waters to depths of 50 feet without air tanks to retrieve shellfish to feed their families. But today, a pair of women in their eighties are among the last practitioners of this endangered tradition.

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Un jour en France

1h 32m

De l'aube à la nuit, ce documentaire nourri d'impressionnantes images aériennes prend de la hauteur et révèle les multiples facettes du territoire français. Une extraordinaire vue d'ensemble du pays et de ses mutations enrichie par les récits de ceux et celles qui la peuplent.

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The Altruism Revolution

1h 31m

For generations, we have believed that man is driven by ruthless self-interest. But over the past decade, this idea has been increasingly challenged. New research from fields as diverse as political science, psychology, sociology and experimental economics is forcing us to rethink human actions and motivation.

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Post Truth Times

1h 42m

Why do so many people distrust the media? How has the internet changed journalism? Many have questioned the role of fake news and false information in the American election and in the Brexit referendum. Donald Trump actively brands journalists, experts and the media as liars. Opinions seem more important that facts. So is truth absolute or are there levels of truth?

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Double life, a short history of sex in the USSR

54m 53s

The young Soviet Union ushered in an era of sexual freedom: out with bourgeois conventions! But in the ensuing social chaos, the regime soon operated a U-turn, exalting the virtues of toiling for the glory of communism. Sexual activity had been relegated to its strict reproductive function. 70 years of communist rule through the prism of sexuality!

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Microtopia

52m 05s

Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility - and of creating independence from the grid. Microtopia deals with contemporary urgent ideas that are addressed, and solved, in very surprising ways.

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Milk - Facts, Figures & Beliefs

52m 07s

Milk has long symbolized a healthy diet. But is it really true? Milk is not necessarily what we think it is. Experts explain the difference between traditional and industrial milk production. Increased efficiency through concentrated feed leads to cow diseases that are treated with antibiotics leaving drug residues in the milk. There are strong concerns that modern milk may cause allergies, even cancer. The dose makes the poison, and there are indications that our ‘dose’ of milk is an overdose.

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Traceable

43m 34s

In a world filled with throw-away fashion, emerging designer Laura Siegel’s dream is to shift the perspectives of consumers and connect them to the hands that craft her garments. Follow this idealistic designer as she travels across India to produce her collection. But will positioning her collection in the sustainable domain enable her to survive in the highly competitive fashion industry?

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I Will Be Murdered

1h 27m

A murder story, a love story and a thriller. In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there: Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico's, worse in fact than Iraq's for civilians during the war. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed.

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Global Gay

1h 16m

"A global revolution is underway to obtain what UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Barack Obama call ‘the final frontier in human rights’: the universal decriminalization of homosexuality. Homosexuality is forbidden in almost half of the world. Out of 196 UN member states, there are 7 where it is punishable by death. In 84 others, it can merit prison and physical punishment. But today, momentum is building and the debate on gay rights is omnipresent - whether it be regarding legalization.

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Happy Valley

1h 37m

From acclaimed director, Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That), A&E IndieFilms, Asylum Entertainment and producer John Battsek comes the story of the paedophile scandal that rocked America. The town of State College, home of Penn State University, lies at the heart of an area long known as Happy Valley. Its iconic figure for more than 40 years was Joe Paterno, head coach of the school’s famous football team, known affectionately as “Saint Joe.”

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A Dangerous Idea : In The Name of the Gene

1h 42m

"The idea that the poor are genetically different from the rich or that men are naturally more intelligent than women may seem laughable but it’s an argument regularly used as a social weapon to stall the advancement of equality and maintain the status quo. Since the discovery of DNA, the idea that genes are somehow responsible for everything has permeated society."

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The Assange Agenda: Surveillance Democracy and You

51m 37s

What rights do we have in a world where individuals are under electronic surveillance 24/7? Who really controls the agencies that spy on us? Seeking to explore this unprecedented crisis democracy faces, we hear from key experts including former CIA Officers and whistle blowers, academics and political experts to search for answers to these questions.

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Higher Education

1h 23m

"With the birth of the knowledge society, higher education is booming. There were 13 million university students in 1960. In 2015, their ranks had swollen to nearly 200 million. The number of students attending university is exploding around the globe, as a gigantic global student market is being forged… It’s a simple fact: for the past two decades, the new wealth producing champions have been business executives and members of the intellectual and scientific professions.

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A Time For Making

58m 33s

Nine artisans on secluded Gabriola Island reveal the differences between mass manufactured and authentic locally handmade through intimate portraits of their work and lifestyle.

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Wadjemup : Black Prison White Playground

58m 17s

Black Prison White Playground. Wadjemup/Rottnest Island. A beautiful place that is culturally and spiritually significant to Aboriginal people. And also a site where gross harm took place and hundreds of Aboriginal men are buried in unmarked graves.

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Boxing For Freedom

54m 59s

Sadaf Rahimi is the best female boxer in Afghanistan, but she must deal with her country’s traditions, fear and her own fate in order to be a free woman. Sadaf and her sister Shabnam joined the newly created women’s boxing team at the age of 13, when they returned to their country after being refugees in Iran.

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Nation On Fire

14m 56s

Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, has been gripped by unrest in recent times. This is a unique portrait of a nation in suspense, a nation in fear, a nation in waiting. A rare and exclusive snapshot of the days after the riots but before the storm.

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Goshen

1h 25m

‘Goshen – Places of Refuge for the Running People’ is a powerful documentary depicting the diet and active lifestyle of the indigenous Tarahumara, a light-footed running tribe, who are striving to maintain their ancient culture against all odds.

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Amazonas

36m 17s

Numerous climatic, political and civilising changes have a great impact on the settlements in the central Amazon area. Step by step the local people develop their own mentality regarding a sustainable and well-adapted life in the heart of the Amazon rain forests. In 2012, the film maker Thomas Miklautsch from Carinthia, together with his assistant Anja Krois, set off to travel for several months along the Amazon, from the Columbian Leticia to Rio Ampiyaco near Iquitos in Peru, always in harmony

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Sunakali

50m 46s

Mugu in Western Nepal is one of the least developed regions in Nepal. According to the 2011 Nepal Census, 90% of women in Mugu are illiterate. Sunakali Budha, a 13 year-old girl saw football for the first time in 2011 and in less than three years time she has become a star in her village.

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Karun

58m 00s

Karun: Misadventures On Iran’s Longest River' - British adventurers Tom Allen and Leon McCarron set out to follow Iran’s longest river, the Karun, by human powered means. Their aim is to go beyond the politics and explore the culture and geography of this most misunderstood of nations and have a great adventure doing so. But despite Tom’s previous experience of travel in Iran, they find that cultural differences run deeper than they’d realised.

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Pura Vida

44m 05s

Story of an incredible journey, from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean: over a period of 20 months, Hervé Neukomm covered 7,500 kilometers on 26 different rivers. In 2004, Hervé leaves Switzerland by bike to reach Tibet, but his journey takes another turn.

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Boko Haram: The Origins of Evil

51m 18s

How has the extremist group Boko Haram, which began as a small Islamic sect, managed to make Nigeria, the richest country in Africa, and all its neighbours, tremble with fear? Who are they and how did they become so powerful? Xavier Muntz spent a month in Northern Nigeria, in the heart of the red zone, to answer these very questions. He met with many people, all directly affected by this religious uprising. Victims, soldiers and even Jihadi sympathisers.

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Gaza: Health Under Siege

43m 08s

After three wars in eight years and an ongoing eleven-year blockade, how are the people of Gaza coping? Many public employees, whether they are doctors in the large hospitals or waste management supervisors in the garbage dump, have been working without pay for over seven years. And yet despite this, the provision of basic public services continues through the tremendous efforts of people trying to keep the city functioning.

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Around Them

52m 02s

A woman travels around the world to talk to 15 women from 15 different countries, and they tell her their opinion about topics of general interest such as love, religion, pride of belonging to their country and the situation of women in the place where they live.

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Faces of Terror

59m 36s

Why are Europeans, children of immigrants like Coulibaly or the Kouachis brothers, attacking their countries of birth? What leads them to reject the values of the nation in which they grew up, to be reborn as extremists of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. What role does religion play and which religion? What propaganda and mental mechanisms are being used to convince this generation of killers that they must turn vigilante on behalf of their victimised Muslim world?

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ISIS, birth of a terrorist state

54m 26s

ISIS or IS, the so-called Islamic State - DAECH in Arabic - controls today a large territory that stretches over Syria and Iraq. ISIS is not just a terrorist movement, it has become something of an out-law state attracting militants and combatants from around the globe. The jihadist start-up born in Iraq under American occupation became a global corporation of terror which succeeded in making Al Qaeda look outdated.

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The Ward

49m 16s

We are in a crisis: While Canada consistently has one of the worst organ donor rates in the Western world, its hospitals are overcrowded with patients who desperately need an organ transplant. And within Canada, Alberta is the province with the lowest donor rates. 40 per cent of patients die while waiting for an organ. Strongly character driven, the one-hour documentary «The Ward» features the work of the nurses, surgeons and physicians at the University Hospital in Edmonton.

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The Last Nomads Iran

47m 13s

«The Last Nomads» features the greatest traditional journeys left on Earth as seen through the eyes of the people who still travel on them. From the Zagros Mountains of Iran to the frozen wastelands of northern Siberia, the Sahara to the Himalaya, these beautifully filmed documentaries give a unique insight into the very last human journeys still being travelled as they have been for thousands of years.

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The Last Nomads The journey of the Nenets

47m 20s

«The Last Nomads» features the greatest traditional journeys left on Earth as seen through the eyes of the people who still travel on them. From the Zagros Mountains of Iran to the frozen wastelands of northern Siberia, the Sahara to the Himalaya, these beautifully filmed documentaries give a unique insight into the very last human journeys still being travelled as they have been for thousands of years.

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The Last Nomads The Sea of Sand

47m 06s

«The Last Nomads» features the greatest traditional journeys left on Earth as seen through the eyes of the people who still travel on them. From the Zagros Mountains of Iran to the frozen wastelands of northern Siberia, the Sahara to the Himalaya, these beautifully filmed documentaries give a unique insight into the very last human journeys still being travelled as they have been for thousands of years.

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The Last Nomads Himalaya

50m 00s

«The Last Nomads» features the greatest traditional journeys left on Earth as seen through the eyes of the people who still travel on them. From the Zagros Mountains of Iran to the frozen wastelands of northern Siberia, the Sahara to the Himalaya, these beautifully filmed documentaries give a unique insight into the very last human journeys still being travelled as they have been for thousands of years.

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Wonder Women S1E3 Brazil

22m 01s

Tatiana, Paula, and Joyce are three officers patrolling the dangerous back alleys of Rio De Janeiro, tasked with reducing violence between drug traffickers and the city's military police, and wondering each day if they will be returning home to their families

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