Society documentaries

Hometown: A Portrait of the American Opioid Epidemic

DrugsSociety Presenter Brandon Lavoie 2018 Unrated

Hometown is a 2018 documentary by filmmaker Brandon Lavoie that takes an intimate look at America's current opioid epidemic. Seen through the eyes of a mother and the lens of a small town.

2nd Platoon Still Fighting

2nd Platoon Still Fighting: More than a decade after leaving Iraq a group of former US soldiers talk about still struggling to fit back into society. In 2007 the BBC captured them fighting in Bagdad at the most intense period of the Iraq war. The programme discovers they have been facing new struggl[...]

The Ex Neo-Nazi Transgender Woman

SocietyBiography Presenter 2018 Unrated

The Ex Neo-Nazi Transgender Woman is a 2018 Vice documentary film following the story of Dajana Pospiš from Serbia.   For years Dajana was a hardcore member of the far-right National Front and waged war against Serbia's queer community. He was sent to prison for insight religio[...]

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk is a historical documentary made in 1984 by Rob Epstein documenting the life and political career of Harvey Milk.   Harvey Milk was the first elected openly-gay official in the history of California, having been elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. H[...]

Dollar Heroes

Society Presenter 2017 Unrated

Dollar Heroes: North Korea runs the worlds most infamous and largest forced labour systems. Due to increased sanctions on the regime, it has increased selling its own people to work as labourers around the world, mainly in China and Russia.   This is all to prop up Kim Jong-un, who has or[...]

Trails to Tsukiji - Cherries

Food & DrinkSociety Presenter Stuart O 2018 Unrated

Trails to Tsukiji - Cherries: Our theme this time is the sweet, red fruits that sparkle like rubies: cherries! In Japan, cherries are expensive, high-end fruits popular for gift-giving: one box can go for over 500 dollars. We visit Yamagata Prefecture, Japan's largest cherry-producing region, to[...]

Rick Steves Europe: The Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today

PoliticalSociety Presenter Rick Steves 2014 Unrated

Rick Steves Europe The Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land. The crossroads for three great religions, the Holy Land has been coveted and fought ov[...]

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashions Dirty Secrets

Fashions Dirty Secrets, a 2018 documentary in which British investigative journalist Stacey Dooley investigates the hidden cost of addiction to fast fashion.   This hidden secret of the fashion industry is the enormous damage caused to the environment through the low-cost production of cl[...]

Exorcism: The Battle for Young Minds

SocietyPsychology Presenter Andrew Gold 2018 Unrated

Exorcism: The Battle for Young Minds, a 2018 BBC3 documentary in which Journalist Andrew Gold meets the famous exorcist Padre Manuel Acuña.   Acuña claims to be able to cure people of their possession by demons and evil spirits. He practices his cleansing rituals from his ho[...]

Philippines: Democracy in Danger

Two years into his role as leader of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has gained an infamous reputation for his brutal war on drugs.   Duterte's critics are now claiming that he is putting the very democratic institutions that keep him in check under threat. To find out what[...]

Queen of the World

Society Presenter 2018
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The 2018 Queen of the World documentary paints an exclusive portrait of the longest-serving head of state in the world today.   The doc follows the queen as she prepares to hand on her important role to younger royal family members; showing how they are building up their Commonwealth conn[...]

Stacey Dooley: Face to Face with Armageddon

In the 2018 Face to Face with Armageddon documentary British investigative journalist Stacey Dooley ask the question; should we all be making plans for the end of the world?   To answer this Stacey spends time with three prepper communities in the United States. Preppers are survival grou[...]

Train Surfing Wars: A Matter of Life and Death

SportSociety Presenter 2018 Unrated

The 2018 Train Surfing Wars: A Matter of Life and Death BBC 3 documentary follows a world-famous teenage Parkour group from Guildford, England, called Brewman.   The Parkour group do stunts on tall buildings and moving vehicles such as buses and trains, then publish clips of the action on[...]

Ireland’s Secret Cults

Society Presenter 2011 Unrated

Ireland’s Secret Cults is a 2011 Irish TV documentary which sees reporters Michael Ryan and Ciara Doherty lifting the lid on various secretive religious cults operating in Ireland,  the best known of which is of course Scientology. Ireland has always had a reputation as a highly[...]

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