Documentary

  • Rhythm of Chongqing
    According to some estimates, Chongqing in China is the largest city in the world, with the size of Austria and a population of around 32 million. Why then does the world know so little about this phenomenal metropolis? RTD explores the rapidly...
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  • Rhythm of Chongqing
    Rhythm of Chongqing
    According to some estimates, Chongqing in China is the largest city in the world, with the size of Austria and a population of around 32 million. Why then does the world know so little about this phenomenal metropolis? RTD explores the rapidly...
  • Kidney valley
    Kidney valley
    In peaceful Nepal, a sinister black market is flourishing. Kavre province has become infamous for the shocking numbers of people who have sold their kidneys. Poverty and lack of education about the potential impact on health mean villagers are easy...
  • Lost children
    Lost children
    An investigative look at the plight of tens of thousands of unaccompanied refugee minors who have gone missing from European reception centers for asylum-seekers. Where did they go? What happened to them? Tens of thousands of children are on the...
  • Borderland blues
    Borderland blues
    A barren desert of cacti and scrubland has become the locus of a major political issue – immigration into the United States. The desolate wastes between Mexico and Arizona provide a major – but illegal – entry point to the US,...
  • The good, the bad and the loco
    The good, the bad and the loco
    These ladies put on bright bouffant skirts and arrange their long hair in neat plaits. Then they go into the ring and beat the hell out of each other! Meet the Bolivian fighting cholitas, the female wrestlers of lucha libre, a free fight that...
  • ​The Untamed Shrew
    ​The Untamed Shrew
    A working man’s life in Egypt is hard, involving long days of manual labor in the scorching sun in return for wages that would barely pay for a light lunch in first-world countries. But even that meager income is beyond the reach of the...
  • She is My Son
    She is My Son
    These Afghan girls have to reject their femininity and pretend to be male. They are called Bacha Posh. In Afghanistan’s traditional patriarchal society, many women can’t leave the house without a male accompanying them. For this reason,...
  • Cry of a river
    Cry of a river
    According to a World Health Organization report, a full third of the world’s population lives without access to proper toilet facilities. This causes natural water reserves to become contaminated with human waste, which in turn causes disease....
  • Yhomeless
    Yhomeless
    Facing possible foreclosure on his home, director Glen Dunzweiler decides to find out why people in the homeless communities of America ended up on the streets. Traveling through the cities and eliciting personal accounts from people of different...
  • Going Dutch
    Going Dutch
    Around 2 million refugees have entered Europe since 2015. One of their destinations was the Netherlands. Boasting a liberal culture, Dutch society presented the newcomers with an environment strikingly different from what they were used to. However,...