In the Executioner’s Shadow casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories. As the battle over capital punishment heats up, this provocative film challenges viewers to question their deepest beliefs about the meaning of justice.
The Bikes of Wrath
The Bikes of Wrath tells the story of five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle 2600 kilometres from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, to Bakersfield, California in honour of the mighty westward migration undertaken by The Grapes of Wrath’s’ Joad family.
Armed with an inordinate amount of self-belief, the cyclists set-off on their 30-day adventure with no training, no support vehicle, and as one member puts it best, ‘no...
Over the next few decades, the Baby Boomer generation will reach senior citizen status and bequeath more than 30 trillion dollars. An unprecedented shift of wealth will pass from one generation to the next. With this shift comes the temptation and opportunity for appalling greed and cold-hearted abuse by those very people charged with protecting society’s most vulnerable citizens.
Elderly people are disappearing in...
At the Gates of Hell – series
At the Gates of Hell takes us into the most deadly parts of the world where escaping abuse, exploitation, extortion and even death is a daily battle. This series takes us deep into hidden worlds, covering: child exploitation by gangs in Colombia, femicide in Mexico, business in the shadow of the Mafia in Napoli, life as a homosexual in Russia, environmentalists under fire in the Amazon, the abandoned communities of Detroit and...
We investigate the murky world of global electronic waste disposal, where legal grey areas, lack of investment in recycling, unscrupulous businesses and politicised application of law lead to wasted opportunities, environmental degradation and hellish living conditions in a toxic dumping ground.
A mother and a daughter climb a mountain trying to cope with a past the mother has spent years suppressing. The daughter was sexually abused by her stepfather, and now she wants to understand why her mother didn’t notice.
Each time a young man leaves a quiet suburb to join ISIS, we are shocked. Why do they do it? How can they be stopped? And if they come back, what to do with them? These are the questions that drive Mubin Shaikh - an undercover informant - on his quest to stop potential jihadis around the world.
End of Truth is an emotionally powerful investigation into the global enterprise of kidnapping for financial or political gain and what happens when negotiations and rescue missions go horribly wrong.
What do we say without realising and how can we read the signals others give us involuntarily? We look deep in to the science of Body Language as well as practical applications in law enforcement, romance, commerce, national security and more.
In a world where self-image has become an obsession, we can no longer ignore the role that science and technology play in our quest for beauty. In a booming industry where plastic surgery is just another product to purchase, who knows when we will bite? Even the sceptics have mirrors.
Foul Play takes us into the shady world of football match fixing across Asia, where government officials and corporate club owners conspire to ensure that the outcome of the game is determined long before the whistle blows.
The Coming War on China, from award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn’t - that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.