Documentary

  • Inferno Village
    For 100 years, Jharia town in India has lived on top of a perpetually burning coal field. Once green and beautiful, the region is now scorched and barren, many houses have been devoured by the ever-growing pit, while its people are suffering from a...
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  • Inferno Village
    Inferno Village
    For 100 years, Jharia town in India has lived on top of a perpetually burning coal field. Once green and beautiful, the region is now scorched and barren, many houses have been devoured by the ever-growing pit, while its people are suffering from a...
  • Project Duterte
    Project Duterte
    In 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines. He’s promised to crack down on crime and has achieved infamy by urging citizens to kill drug addicts. Since his term began, it’s alleged that numerous extrajudicial...
  • Unbroken in Syria
    Unbroken in Syria
    As war rages on in Syria, many soldiers are badly wounded and have to face adjusting back to civilian life while overcoming disability. They’re forced to relearn simple tasks and have to work to provide for their families. Living a normal life...
  • The right to bear? Arms in America
    The right to bear? Arms in America
    In the United States, 30,000 people are fatally shot each year – 10 times the number of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The right to possess and carry a firearm was enshrined in the Second Amendment to the American Constitution in 1791....
  • Peace has no borders
    Peace has no borders
    Award-winning filmmakers Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller are thrilled to announce the premiere of their new documentary film, ‘Peace Has No Borders’. Ten years in the making, ‘Peace Has No Borders’ is a feature-length documentary...
  • Bride Trade
    Bride Trade
    In Tanzania, the tradition of child brides is still prevalent. Despite strict laws against this practice, promising harsh punishment for grooms and parents, young girls are still married off to much older men. In exchange, the family of the bride...
  • They don’t just dance…
    They don’t just dance…
    In Afghanistan, women are not allowed to dance or go to parties so an old tradition kicks in. “Bachas” are young boys who dress as women and dance for older men. Dancing, though, is not the only way the boys are used as substitutes....
  • War and games
    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...
  • It's a Pandaful Life!
    It's a Pandaful Life!
    The Giant Panda has long been famous as a symbol of conservation and wildlife protection. China is now the only country where panda’s still live in the wild. The government has worked hard to prevent its national pride, this adorable bamboo...
  • When elephants fight
    When elephants fight
    This eye-opening new documentary spotlights a story that multinationals and global tech corporations don’t want told – the story of their complicity in the illicit trade in Congolese conflict minerals. The Democratic Republic of Congo is...