Documentary

  • Yakuza: Good for nothing
    Members of Japan’s feared Yakuza crime syndicate are often portrayed as grim-faced professional killers in sharp black suits and dark glasses, but the reality is somewhat different. Meet Mr. Makoto, a tubby, tattooed Yakuza mobster and...
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  • Yakuza: Good for nothing
    Yakuza: Good for nothing
    Members of Japan’s feared Yakuza crime syndicate are often portrayed as grim-faced professional killers in sharp black suits and dark glasses, but the reality is somewhat different. Meet Mr. Makoto, a tubby, tattooed Yakuza mobster and...
  • My mother sold me
    My mother sold me
    In poverty-stricken Cambodia, millions struggle to make a living, sometimes earning less than a dollar a day. Families that fall on hard times often see no alternative than to sell their young daughters’ virginity and then drive them into...
  • In the executioner's shadow
    In the executioner's shadow
    What would you do if someone you love was raped, tortured, or murdered? How would you seek justice? The very thought evokes horror – we shudder to even consider it. But it is a reality faced by Vicki and Syl Scheiber after their...
  • Sex and the Oil City
    Sex and the Oil City
    In 2006, the Parshall Oil Field was discovered in North Dakota, and oil companies joined a frenzied rush to extract the black gold. Thousands of oil workers moved in to take high-paying jobs in the industry. Unusually high incomes, boredom and long...
  • Between walls and sanctuaries
    Between walls and sanctuaries
    The story starts in McAllen, a city in the South of Texas, where people from El Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala, who cross Rio Grande in boats chartered by coyotes, arrive every day. And from there we develop all the process faced by those who...
  • Farming for likes: Lives of rural bloggers
    Farming for likes: Lives of rural bloggers
    Anton and Alevtina are Russian farmers who film and publish their daily lives online. They're always filming to make videos about rural life, to cultivate likes and subscribers. Follow the couple as they develop their video blog hoping to make...
  • Vikhr: Reborn as robot
    Vikhr: Reborn as robot
    The classic Vikhr ВMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle has been redesigned to function autonomously. The tracked war machine can be controlled remotely, keepings its operators away from harm. Combat Approved puts Vihkr’s weapons to the most...
  • Breaking the silence
    Breaking the silence
    Secret internal documents reveal how Church officials protect priests accused of pedophilia by moving them from country to country, sometimes as far away as Africa. They call it “the geographical solution”. Even Pope Francis is...
  • Longing for Palestine: Art of Resistance
    Longing for Palestine: Art of Resistance
    Water shortages, movement restrictions, and the constant presence of the Israeli military – this is what life looks like for millions of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. With no end in sight to the decades-long conflict, protests...
  • Enslaved by the cult
    Enslaved by the cult
    RTD uncovers the disturbing truth behind East Java’s traditional dance known as Reog Ponorogo. The main organiser of this colourful spectacle is a revered shaman-like figure believed to possess spiritual powers, called the Warok. But his...