Documentary

  • Model prisoners
    A Brazilian prison has come up with an original way of preparing female prisoners to re-enter society after incarceration – by holding an inmate beauty pageant. Many of the contestants are serving lengthy sentences after being tempted into a...
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  • Model prisoners
    Model prisoners
    A Brazilian prison has come up with an original way of preparing female prisoners to re-enter society after incarceration – by holding an inmate beauty pageant. Many of the contestants are serving lengthy sentences after being tempted into a...
  • Innocent on death row
    Innocent on death row
    At just 19, Clinton Young was charged with the murder of two men and sentenced to death. Now, 14 years later, he is still awaiting execution and continues to insist that he was not the real killer. With conflicting testimonies not quite adding up...
  • Football beasts
    Football beasts
    In this behind-the-scenes look into hooligan subculture, you’ll meet some of the individuals that join together and make a lifestyle out of brawling with rival hooligan gangs. They say they’re defending the honor of their city and its...
  • Fallen angels
    Fallen angels
    RT Doc visits Angeles City in the Philippines, an infamous and popular sex tourism destination. The city is home to many children conceived by foreign holidaymakers who took what they wanted and left offspring in their wake. Watch "Fallen...
  • 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...
  • Black gold rush, new American dream
    Black gold rush, new American dream
    While the 2008 financial crisis plunges the US into recession and unemployment, Williston – a small town in North Dakota sitting on top of a large reserve of shale oil – experiences a genuine black gold rush. Driven by some common hope,...
  • Togo: Tough to survive
    Togo: Tough to survive
    Endemic poverty in the West African country of Togo is putting crushing pressure on families. Children as young as five toil long hours breaking stones, picking coffee beans, and other manual labor. Their parents are aware of the hard and often...
  • New Orleans, in the heat of the night
    New Orleans, in the heat of the night
    New Orleans, famous for its French quarters and colonial houses, was totally destroyed after Hurricane Katrina. The rebuilding of its black quarters has been neglected and the city lies in ruins. The lack of interest in these areas has caused anger...
  • Knockout girls
    Knockout girls
    To them, boxing is more than just a sport: it gives freedom, empowerment and the confidence to stand up for themselves. They are the students of Karachi’s first boxing school for girls. It opened in 2015 in Lyari, one of the most dangerous...
  • After terror
    After terror
    On April 3, 2017, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded St. Petersburg subway train. This was only one of 200 terrorist attacks in Russia that have killed thousands and injured many more in the past 25 years. Now, the maimed survivors share...