Documentary

  • © Francois Lenoir
    Drones, remote-controlled weapons, and robots – all of which can be controlled via a screen like a computer game – are the war tech of the future. This film visits laboratories, games designers, and guardians of morality to get a wider...
  • 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 They expose outdated myths and stereotypes, reveal intriguing history and geography, showcase varied wildlife and exquisite cuisines, introduce you to vibrant nightlife and curious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.
  • © Francois Lenoir
    War and games
    Drones, remote-controlled weapons, and robots – all of which can be controlled via a screen like a computer game – are the war tech of the future. This film visits laboratories, games designers, and guardians of morality to get a wider...
  • © Mike Stone
    Education Inc.
    Corporations, billionaires and free-market ideologues see dollar signs when they look at American public schools. Dark money contributors are funding free-market reformers to take over local school boards and transform American public education into...
  • H2wOe
    H2wOe
    The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other...
  • The ugly face of beauty
    The ugly face of beauty
    Mica is a shiny mineral that’s all the rage in modern-day makeup, helping to give beauty products a bright gleam and natural-looking glow. This beauty, however, comes at a price that most are unaware of. Those who pay it are the poorest and...
  • The Greek depression
    The Greek depression
    RT Doc’s Marina Kosareva returns to Greece two years after she was there as a reporter covering the daily anti-austerity protests that were accompanying the country’s worsening economic problems. While the Greek crisis hasn’t been...
  • Arctic Family
    Arctic Family: In Love With Cold
    As international interest in the Arctic grows, Russia is resuming development of Franz Josef Land, its polar territory situated only 900 km from the North Pole. RT Doc takes a look at the lives of the people laying the foundations for a new...
  • Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers. © Charles Platiau
    Poisoned fields: Glyphosate, an underrated risk?
    Glyphosate is the world’s most widely-used weed killer. Some claim it’s completely harmless, others say it’s a serious health hazard for humans and animals. The WHO has suddenly called for an all-out ban on glyphosate, considering...
  • © Kevin Lamarque
    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...
  • © Reuters
    No place to hide
    No Place to Hide tells the tragic story of Rehtaeh Parsons, a fifteen-year-old high school student from Nova Scotia who is raped by four schoolboys while at a sleepover. Told through the eyes of her parents after her suicide, the documentary...
  • Amnesty in wartime
    Amnesty in wartime
    In Syria, there are more than 100 militant groups fighting against the state army. Unusually, President Bashar Assad has offered an amnesty to militants who surrender. Any who haven’t completed mandatory military service are returned to the...