We chronicle the stories of those passionate individuals and their unique crusades to save their beloved shows – from letter writing or social media campaigns to crowd funding, and in the process give viewers a deeper insight into fandom, identity, and community.
Freedom is a Big Word: After Guantanamo
Guantánamo Bay, and then what? After 13 years, a 38-year-old Palestinian named Muhammad is released from the notorious detention camp, where he was starved, tortured and humiliated. He gets the chance to start a new life in Uruguay, where he’ll get a home and welfare money. He has two years, then he’ll be on his own.
We follow Muhammad, a calm and very devout man, as he goes about his daily life, starting...
Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents
Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents tells the story of Hua Ze, an ordinary Chinese citizen for whom a discovery of corruption led her into a hidden world of dissidents, citizen journalism, police harassment and kidnappings.
Once a mild mannered TV director, Hua Ze discovered that an old friend reporting on alleged corruption after the Sichuan earthquake had disappeared, along with any mention of him online. Following...
For centuries colonialists have bypassed the Sahara. The largest sand desert on the planet was too hot and too impenetrable.
Now, Europe seems to have shifted its southern border to the Sahara in order to stop migration and combat terrorism. How do the inhabitants of the Sahara feel about this interference?
In Sahara, a new three episode series, Bram Vermeulen crosses...
Can magic mushrooms cure depression? Over two years we follow the first ever medical trial of psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) being used to treat a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
In Caracas, Venezuela, the murder capital of the world, the Tupamaros have been hailed by some as modern-day Robin Hoods, and by others as violent thugs who rule the shanty towns with an eye for eye mentality and no regard for the law.
The Andes - in all its diversity - is the spine of South-America. We traverse six countries, focusing on work, economy, health and migration, to find out how South America is doing and which changes are taking place in the continent some call an investors paradise, while others say is still a mess...
Scientists from Europe, the United States and Canada, many of them pioneers in the field, offer convincing evidence that play is not to be taken lightly. In fact, it has the power to make animals and humans smarter, healthier and more likely to survive.
Port of Destiny recounts the drama of Colombia's path to peace. As Defense Minister, Santos waged war on the terrorist guerrilla movement FARC, hunting down its leaders and orchestrating high-wire hostage rescues. As President, he brokered peace—but paid a steep political price.
Combining scientific, religious and anthropological perspectives on the use of Ayahuasca in modern society, and in parallel with the director Fausto Noro’s own healing process, Ayhuasca: Expansion of Consciousness provides for the first time, a holistic, yet balanced view of this controversial subject.
Elderly people are disappearing in Las Vegas. Deemed incompetent, they are removed from their homes, drugged, and dumped in nursing homes against their will. Their autonomy is stolen, dignity destroyed, healthcare jeopardized, and life savings pillaged — all without their consent.
Mr. Fish, once a successful, outrageous editorial cartoonist, finds that his profession is dying. Can he raise a family and maintain his defiant voice when dangerous humour has no market?