Documentary Episodes

Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships

Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships

Johannesburg is considered the most uranium-contaminated city in the world. Waste dumps from around 600 abandoned mines sit next to residential communities, blowing polluted dust into homes and contaminating soil and water supplies.
53mins
Java Films
Extreme Constructions: Thunder Boat

Extreme Constructions: Thunder Boat

The Thunde Boat is a true "Swiss knife", acting simultaneously as an aircraft base, a commandment post and is equipped as a floating hospital, with the ability to shelter troops, helicopters and vehicles.
53mins
Java Films
Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World’s Most Polluted River

Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World’s Most Polluted River

The Citarum river in Indonesia is the world's most polluted river. The Green Warriors team analyzed water samples, rice, children's hair, etc. and found out many toxic chemicals are endangering the lives of the 14 million Indonesians using the water.
53mins
Java Films
A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets

A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets

More and more businesses are promising to recycle, including Coca-Cola, a group selling 4000 plastic bottles every second. Can we depend on promises made by these multinationals? We discover that their promises are as sugar-filled as their products.
53mins
Java Films
Extreme Constructions: Paris Metro

Extreme Constructions: Paris Metro

Paris' metro is the heart of the city. With 220 km of rail, 302 stations and 13 lines, it transports more than five million people daily. Construction tested many methods: wooden tunnels, ground freezing systems, and submerged chambers in the Seine.
53mins
Java Films
The Migraine Solution

The Migraine Solution

For anyone who has experienced a debilitating migraine headache, this condition is no mystery. But for the rest of the world, it's one of the least funded, least understood, and most confounding chronic conditions.
53mins
Java Films
Prescribing Death

Prescribing Death

Oxycontin. Codeine. Fentanyl. All prescription drugs to which countless patients have become addicted. How did it happen?
70mins
Java Films
Stranger than Fiction: The Nanny Killers

Stranger than Fiction: The Nanny Killers

The murder of au-pair Sophie Lionnet by her employers made headlines all over the world. It was a case that seemed too unbelievable to be true. We attempt to answer the question that will forever haunt her grieving parents: how could this happen?
55mins
Java Films
Baby Boss: Italy’s New Face of Terror

Baby Boss: Italy’s New Face of Terror

After the arrests of the Mafia godfathers, Italy hoped it had put an end to organized crime. Instead, the old guard have been replaced by the 'Baby Bosses'. These youngsters do not respect the old rules. The slightest provocation can lead to carnage.
53mins
Java Films
Luxury: Behind the Mirror

Luxury: Behind the Mirror

Beautiful shopfronts and finely crafted goods; brands like Gucci and Max Mara are seen as being the height of luxury. But, all that glitters is not gold. Animal suffering, deplorable hygiene conditions. Discoveries to make your blood boil.
53mins
Java Films
Brexit: The Backstage of a Divorce

Brexit: The Backstage of a Divorce

Reviewing the fake news and political blockages that may have contributed to the referendum result, delving deeper into the "Leave" campaign and the complex relationship between the UK and Europe. We ask: what does post-Brexit Britain look like?
70mins
Java Films
Inside the Russian Info War Machine

Inside the Russian Info War Machine

Paul Moreira investigates how Russia manipulates public opinion, undermines democratic governments and attempts to alter world events. Russophobia is massive.
90mins
Java Films
The Interrogation

The Interrogation

Why would someone confess to a crime they didn't commit? We hear from the men and women who have spent more than 20 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. They tell us about that moment when their lives changed forever.
70mins
Java Films
The Cost of Cotton

The Cost of Cotton

It's the soft, natural fabric associated with high quality and versatility. Used to make everything from jeans and t-shirts to tarpaulins, oil and cattle feed, it powers a 37 billion euros a year industry. But is cotton really as pure as it seems?
53mins
Java Films
The Hidden Side of Animal Transport

The Hidden Side of Animal Transport

Shocking undercover footage shows how animals exported from Europe as livestock are exposed to inhumane conditions and abused. A ruling that EU animal welfare regulations should remain in place until the very end of the journey is not being imposed.
53mins
Java Films
Cabin Pressure: Is the Air Toxic?

Cabin Pressure: Is the Air Toxic?

How healthy is the air you breathe in airplanes? There have long been claims that cabin air contaminated by engine oil is putting at risk passenger health every year. But the airlines deny there is a problem. We investigate aerotoxic syndrome.
49mins
Java Films
South Africa: The End of a Dream

South Africa: The End of a Dream

More than half the population live below the poverty line. The ANC is rife with corruption. Hatred between communities, racially-motivated violence... is the Rainbow nation under threat?
53mins
Java Films
Mata Hari: The Naked Spy

Mata Hari: The Naked Spy

A hundred years ago, Mata Hari faced the firing squad as a convicted German spy. Was she a dangerous spy, whose boldness and sexuality threatened the establishment, or a victim entangled in a climate of blame and desperation as WWI dragged on?
78mins
Java Films
Kim Jong-un: The Man Who Rules North Korea

Kim Jong-un: The Man Who Rules North Korea

He's the world’s most enigmatic and dangerous dictator, cultivating an air of secrecy around himself and never giving interviews. He's now closer than ever to developing nuclear weapons. But what do we really know about Kim Jung Un?
53mins
Java Films
USA: Fear the Police

USA: Fear the Police

Every year, American police officers kill around 1000 people. Today more than ever, the American police force is feared by those it is supposed to protect. The police position has hardened, as they employ increasingly drastic techniques.
53mins
Java Films
Digital Addicts

Digital Addicts

Children are becoming addicted to mobiles, harming their development and causing possible long-term damage. We follow some of the youngest cases and hear how our brains are affected by exposure to screens.
53mins
Java Films
Smoke and Fumes: The Climate Change Cover-Up

Smoke and Fumes: The Climate Change Cover-Up

We reveal how the oil industry has been secretly funding scientific studies, launching false media reports and systematically deceiving the public about climate change - since 1946. Now, the first lawsuits have been filed.
53mins
Java Films
Robots: A Brave New World?

Robots: A Brave New World?

A new industrial revolution is under way. Super-intelligent, docile and never tired, robot workers are carrying out ever more complex tasks. But what will be their impact on the labour market? Is society prepared for such upheavals?
53mins
Java Films
Diesel: The Industry’s Smokescreen

Diesel: The Industry’s Smokescreen

Dieselgate' made headlines around world. For deliberately cheating the system, Volkswagen were made to pay a record $20 billion fine. But, as this investigation shows, they were far from the only culprits.
55mins
Java Films
Lean, Mean and Green

Lean, Mean and Green

Industrial collapse scars cities around the globe so a group of citizens transform their cities into more sustainable communities.
51mins
Galloping Films
Monkey Menace

Monkey Menace

This film explores the unique urban rift that exists between Delhi’s Rhesus Macaques and citizens with all the metaphors that this symbolises.
52mins
Galloping Films
Pray For Japan

Pray For Japan

On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the devastating tsunami that followed.
97mins
Odin's Eye Entertainment
Unlocking Evolution

Unlocking Evolution

Examines the life of groundbreaking New Zealand researcher and lightning rod for controversy, Allan Wilson, who revolutionised the ideas behind evolution.
TVF Media
Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Explore the intriguing world of Conan Doyle and the truth behind his decision to kill off the character that had dominated his life.
TVF Media
The Happy Dictator

The Happy Dictator

Until 2006, Turkmenistan was run by a crazy dictator whose megalomania spawned a personality cult to rival that of Chairman Mao. This is the story of an unlikely desert republic with a grim reputation and a quite astonishing leader.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Iron From China

Iron From China

Follows the journey of iron, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Copper From Chile

Copper From Chile

Follows the journey of Copper from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Nickel From Caledonia

Nickel From Caledonia

Follows the journey of nickel, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
Inside Broadmoor

Inside Broadmoor

Broadmoor houses 400 of the most difficult, disturbed and dangerous people in Britain. This film offers a unique insight into how a civilised society treats those who are both bad and mad.
TVF Media
Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

In an exciting blend of science and natural history filmmaking, Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks draws audiences into the world of one of the ocean's largest and least understood creatures.
TVF Media
Backlight - YouTubeland

YouTubeland

YouTube is travelling like a high-speed train into one of the most powerful online platforms in the world. Which clever earnings model is hiding behind this success story, and how will this affect our future media landscape?
46mins
VPRO
Backlight - Waste = Food

Waste = Food

Natural resources are being depleted on a rapid scale while production and consumption are rising rapidly in nations like China and India.
49mins
VPRO
Backlight - Regreening The Desert

Regreening The Desert

For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity.
48mins
VPRO
Backlight - The Value Of Your Personal Data

The Value Of Your Personal Data

Data is being collected about you constantly. All this personal data is being used to send you advertisements and banners, one would say. But that is just the start.
49mins
VPRO
Backlight - Mobile Gold

Mobile Gold

Our waste is worth money. Recovering it has started up a new global industry worth billions.
48mins
VPRO
The Lost Aviator

The Lost Aviator

Set in the Golden Age of Aviation, Andrew Lancaster follows the life and times of his great uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster.
90mins
Escapade
Backlight - Made In Germany

Made In Germany

Backlight crosses the border to fathom the secrets of the German success.
49mins
VPRO
Am I Perfect? - Despair

Despair

Maddy moves into week nine with the famous lemon detox diet. We watch Maddy get her signature freckles removed and despite pushing through intensive obstacle courses she is heartbroken when she finds out that she has actually gained weight.
Passion
Am I Perfect? - Acceptance

Acceptance

It is the final week and the lead up to the big finale - Maddy has become a completely different person and is upset at becoming a person she doesn't like. She is desperate to reach her goal and continue losing more weight.
Passion
Am I Perfect? - Bargaining

Bargaining

Well and truly over her body plateauing, Maddy takes drastic action and cuts her calorie intake by half. Despite critical warnings from the dietitian, Maddy takes on the macrobiotic diet, cycling and becomes mummified in a weight loss body wrap.
Passion
Am I Perfect? - Denial

Denial

Maddy's spirits are high as she journeys into week two, having already lost 5kg! She eats like a caveman on the Paleo Diet, tests her coordination in home exercise videos and meets with a professional to learn the tricks of make-up.
Passion
Am I Perfect? - Shock

Shock

Meet Maddy - your average 19-year old Australian feeling the pressure to look a certain way. So for ten weeks she is going to try everything the media and her favourite celebrities suggest. Hopefully at the end she will be 'perfect'!
Passion
Am I Perfect? - Anger

Anger

Week five sees Maddy's rapid weight loss come to a halt; the nurse and dietitian inform her that her body is in starvation mode and her weight loss is unfortunately set to plateau.
Passion