Documentary

  • Sudanaesthesia
    South Sudan in Africa has been in a state of civil war since 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people have fallen victim to the ongoing hostilities. The desolation of war has brought famine to this normally fertile land. In this drastic situation, an...
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  • Sudanaesthesia
    Sudanaesthesia
    South Sudan in Africa has been in a state of civil war since 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people have fallen victim to the ongoing hostilities. The desolation of war has brought famine to this normally fertile land. In this drastic situation, an...
  • 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...
  • Black lives
    Black lives
    Racial disparities and inherent biases are still alive in many US towns and cities. In St. Louis, Missouri, the black-white divide is palpable, affecting many aspects of life for African-Americans. The first episode offers an insight into St. Louis'...
  • Georgia’s Gamble Revisited
    Georgia’s Gamble Revisited
    Ten years ago, cross-border skirmishes and decades of tension escalated into a brief but bloody war between Georgia and breakaway South Ossetia. Life appears quite normal today, but the pain the war caused left its mark on the residents. RTD...
  • 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...
  • Shadows of endurance
    Shadows of endurance
    ‘Shadows of Endurance’ portrays two centuries of American history through stratified layers of time, comparing the lives of the people currently living in Harlan County with the vast oral histories collected by Italian author Alessandro...
  • Palawan lost
    Palawan lost
    Dubbed the Philippines' last ecological frontier, Palawan Island is in danger from massive deforestation. Stretches of virgin rainforest are being razed to make way for the industries taking over Palawan's natural resources. To save the island and...
  • 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...
  • Substitutes
    Substitutes
    A growing number of Japanese people are giving up on relationships with living humans and turning to silicone sex dolls for company. Many use their dolls for sex, but also treat them as real-life companions. RTD follows some of the owners to find...
  • Higher education: The new global economic war
    Higher education: The new global economic war
    With the birth of the knowledge society, higher education is booming. There were 13 million university students in 1960. In 2015, their ranks had swollen to nearly 200 million. The number of students attending university is exploding around the...