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Love & Sex in Japan
In the Land of the Rising Sun, love and relationships are in danger. A quarter of all Japanese people aged 30 to 40 are virgins and 50% of the population admits to not having sex regularly. Unsurprisingly, this has led…
South Korea: Success at all Costs - The Successes and Pitfalls of a Major Economic Power
With their long working hours, cultural obsession with productivity, and high-stakes schooling system, South Koreans live life in the fast lane. Everyone has the same aim: to be successful and to beat the competition. Thanks in part to this hard…
The 1936 Olympic Games - Nazi Secrets at the Berlin Olympics
Berlin, Germany. August 1936. Hundreds of thousands of spectators gather to watch as Hitler and the Olympic delegates arrived at the opening ceremony. Olympic flags hang cheerfully side-by-side to the banners bearing the Nazi swastika. What really happened behind-the-scenes at…
Show Me Lisbon
The best way to discover a city is through its people. 'Show Me Lisbon' reveals the city as seen by thirteen locals, or lisboetas - who were either born there or moved there by choice and who are of different…
CIA vs KGB - Battleground Berlin
For 50 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. The city at the heart of the intelligence war between the US and the Soviet bloc. Thousands of KGB or CIA agents observed each other, cogs in the biggest…
Erdogan - The Making of a Sultan
In this acclaimed new documentary, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning director, Gilles Cayatte, and expert on Turkish affairs Guillaume Perrier, profile President Erdogan. He rose to power as the anti-corruption candidate, challenging the old order and advocating closer ties with the…
30 Years of Darkness - The Spanish Civil War
"A real gem, fusing interviews, analysis and some terrific animation into an intriguing whole that plays like an intelligent thriller. " - Variety Nominated for the Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Goyas, this is the unbelievable story of Manuel…
Collusion - The IRA Against the British Army
A groundbreaking documentary exposing the extent of collusion between Loyalist paramilitaries and the British security forces in Northern Ireland during 'the Troubles'. Supported by archive evidence and interviews with senior Irish and British officials of the period, this film reveals…
The Queen and Her Prime Ministers - The Balance of Power in the UK
No other head of state has been in power for as long as Queen Elizabeth, no other ruler has had such a lasting impact on our epoch. The story of Her Majesty is unique. She shook hands with Eisenhower and…
Children of Shame - The Fate of 20th Century Irish Children Born Out of Wedlock
Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children…
The Church: Code of Silence - Investigating Priests Accused of Pedophilia
Secret internal documents reveal how church officials have protected priests accused of pedophilia by moving them from country-to-country, sometimes as far away as to Africa. They call it 'the geographical solution'. Even Pope Francis is implicated. When he was bishop…
A Genuine Forger - A Portrait of an Art Forger
He's the master-forger, famous for duping the art world for 30 years and flooding the market with thousands of fakes. His Picassos, Matisses and Chagalls sold for millions, were authenticated by art experts and remain on the walls of many…
Transgenic Wars - The Increasing Production of Genetically Modified Food
The march towards the dominance of GM products in agriculture started 15 years ago but where will it end? Today in Argentina all agriculture is transgenic but after 15 years the weeds have adapted and the Glyphosate no longer works.…
Switzerland’s Dark Past - Exiled Youth in Switzerland
For several decades up until the 1980s, thousands of young Swiss people were thrown into jail without trial, sent to live with foster families or forced into children's homes, or even sterilized. Their crime? Behavior that was judged to be…
Fragile: Destined By Birth? - Following the Lives of Four Children on Four Different Continents
Noelia. Secret. Daniela. Alaishri. Four baby girls, born in 2005 into precarious circumstances in four different continents. Secret was born right after the civil war in Liberia. Noelia was born to an impoverished indigenous family in Bolivia. Alaishri came to…
Imminent Threat - The War on Terror’s Impact on Civil Liberties
Academy Award nominee James Cromwell presents a documentary on the War on Terror's impact on civil liberties. For the past 15 years, the phrase 'War on Terror' has been used to justify everything from mass surveillance and spying to the…
CIA: Covert Experiments - CIA Mind-Control Experiments in the 1950's
In August 1951, inhabitants of the picturesque French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit were suddenly tormented by terrifying hallucinations. People imagined lions and tigers were coming to eat them. A man jumped out of a window thinking he was a dragonfly. At…
Brand Irish - The Global Marketing of Irish Traditions
Why is it that St Patrick's Day is the only national holiday that is celebrated in almost every country across the world? Why can Irish pubs be found from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe? It seems that nearly everybody on the planet…
The Mysteries of Nefertiti
With her almond-shaped eyes and striking cheekbones, Queen Nefertiti is regarded as a symbol of female beauty. Her bust is one of the most iconic images in the world -- a crowd puller, attracting 500,000 visitors every year to the…
7 Days in Kigali - The 1994 Rwandan Genocide
RWANDA - 1994: An inter-ethnic genocide erupts on an industrial scale. What happened in Rwanda was not simply spontaneous; it was a planned genocide. Lists were made. Weapons were collected. The radio station, RTLM (Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines),…