Documentary

  • © Mussa Qawasma
    Over the past few years, Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world – except the...
  • Documentary
    RT's documentaries give a varied and unique view on different aspects of life worldwide. They expose outdated myths and stereotypes, reveal intriguing history and geography, showcase varied wildlife and exquisite cuisines, introduce you to vibrant nightlife and curious customs. Original footage of historical events and sharp analysis of contemporary politics will give you a deeper understanding of what made history take this or that turn. RT's documentaries go beyond the bare facts, thoroughly investigating the issues and giving the viewer a chance to see below the surface.
  • © Mussa Qawasma
    The occupation of the American mind
    Over the past few years, Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world – except the...
  • Dying to Dive
    Dying to Dive
    They can hold their breath for several minutes and slow their heart rate down to almost nothing. Free divers plunge to incredible depths with no scuba gear. They push themselves to the limit to break new records, but despite the serious risks...
  • A view of the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, California © Robert Galbraith
    Dear governor Brown
    When you think of California, what images first come to mind? Ocean … beaches … mountains … healthy living … Hollywood … beautiful people. All those exist and are not merely stereotypes. But it is also true that...
  • In the name of the profit
    In the name of the profit
    Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) oil trade documents, testimonies of local civilians and captured IS militants: RT Documentary crew visits Syrian oil town of Shaddadi just 10 days after it was liberated from IS. Exclusive results of RT Doc...
  • Pripyat: Poste restante
    Pripyat: Poste restante
    Thirty years have passed since the Chernobyl disaster, but people still remember the tragedy, especially those who lived in the nearby city of Pripyat. The town was not immediately evacuated after the incident, and the general population of the...
  • Arctic prospects
    Arctic prospects
    Keldysh is one of Russia’s most famous scientific research vessels, and she’s heading towards the Arctic Circle on a mission to collect important underwater samples. One of the scientists aboard explains the science behind the claim to...
  • © Sergey Karpukhin
    Lube Job
    Produced by two veteran journalists, Lube Job uncovers the oil and gas industries role in what could be one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in modern times, an ecological tragedy that threatens to eradicate much of southern Louisiana,...
  • "Im Sameer from Damascus" / RT
    I’m Sameer from Damascus
    After five years of Syria’s devastating civil war, the country’s capital, Damascus remains a shelter for people who refuse to flee their motherland. Yet, even here no one is really safe, shells strike streets and buildings regularly....
  • Renaissance
    Renaissance
    The film reveals disturbing examples of a revival in far-right nationalism in Europe. Among other countries, the Baltic States have once again witnessed nationalists on the march, shouting slogans that sound painfully familiar. One former Latvian...
  • © Rick Wilking
    By blood
    By Blood captures the surprising story of American Indians of African descent, or Freedmen, as they battle their own communities and the federal government to regain their tribal citizenship. The film documents the different ways indigenous American...