Documentary

  • Syrian tango
    Who needs art in war time? The Syrian conflict made artists redundant. With RTD, meet those who are fighting for humanity with their own weapons: a street dancer who dares people to live out their dreams, a conscript who sculpted a tunnel where...
    Feb 15, 2019 05:36
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  • Syrian tango
    Syrian tango
    Who needs art in war time? The Syrian conflict made artists redundant. With RTD, meet those who are fighting for humanity with their own weapons: a street dancer who dares people to live out their dreams, a conscript who sculpted a tunnel where...
    Feb 15, 2019 05:36
  • I need more Space
    I need more Space
    Fyodor Yurchikhin always wanted to be a cosmonaut. As a senior engineer in Russia’s space program, he wasn’t satisfied playing a supporting role. After 11 years of trying, Fyodor was finally accepted as a cosmonaut candidate at the ripe...
    Feb 13, 2019 06:00
  • 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...
    Feb 11, 2019 05:30
  • Where childhood died
    Where childhood died
    In areas of Syria held by Islamist rebels, children were forced to watch and even commit inhuman acts by IS, Al-Nusra or Jaish Al Islam. The Syrian Army has now taken back many of those towns, but the horrific memories, the hatred, and the fear they...
    Feb 8, 2019 06:00
  • A plastic surgery: Coca Cola’s hidden secret
    A plastic surgery: Coca Cola’s hidden secret
    Every second, another 10 tons of plastic is produced. 10 percent of all plastic produced ends up in the oceans, leading to predictions that, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Faced with this global scourge, more and more...
    Feb 6, 2019 11:59
  • Submarines of the Northern Fleet: The Beast Division – Part 2 (Combat Approved)
    Submarines of the Northern Fleet: The Beast Division – Part 2 (Combat Approved)
    Combat Approved continues to meet the ‘beasts’ of the Russian Northern Fleet – the Project 971 Shchuka-B submarines. We look at the unique features which these underwater predators possess and meet the brave seamen who man on board...
    Feb 4, 2019 06:11
  • Iraqi safe house
    Iraqi safe house
    The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 left countless widows and orphans in its wake. On seeing how many ragged children were living in the streets of Baghdad, one man decided to do something about it. Hicham Zahabi founded the Iraqi Safe House for...
    Feb 4, 2019 06:05
  • Coups R US
    Coups R US
    Three years after Jacobo Arbenz was resoundingly elected president of Guatemala, he was forced to resign by armed intervention. He was just one of many leaders to suffer a similar fate after falling foul of the US. In this film, author and academic...
    Feb 1, 2019 08:30
  • Trauma
    Trauma
    In the conflict-torn Donbass region, medical evacuation teams play a vital role in saving the lives of those wounded by shelling. On alert 24/7, and responding to calls in the most dangerous areas, the doctors risk everything to save people’s...
    Jan 30, 2019 06:36
  • Paying the price for peace
    Paying the price for peace
    Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through waging...
    Jan 28, 2019 06:43