Politics & Current Affairs

Magic Medicine

Magic Medicine

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.

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Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas

Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas

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.

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Port of Destiny: Peace

Port of Destiny: Peace

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.

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The Guardians

The Guardians

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.

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Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

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?

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Fatal Flaws: Legalising Assisted Death

Fatal Flaws: Legalising Assisted Death

Should we be giving doctors the right to end the lives by euthanasia? The cost of treatment is putting pressure on a fraught decision making process, and the many question the motives of those tasked with making the decisions. How are these highly disputed laws affecting the most vulnerable amongst us?

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Escape From Room 18

Escape From Room 18

John Daly, an ex-neo-Nazi skinhead, fled to Israel after his own gang attempted to murder him for being Jewish. Years later he receives an e-mail from someone in his long forgotten past - a former friend and fellow ex-neo-Nazi - sending them both on a painful journey of self discovery.

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At the Gates of Hell – series

At the Gates of Hell – series

Enter the deadliest parts of the world where escaping abuse, exploitation, extortion and death is a daily battle, covering: child exploitation by gangs in Colombia, femicide in Mexico, business in the shadow of the Mafia in Napoli, environmentalists under fire in the Amazon and beyond.

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In the Executioners Shadow

In the Executioners Shadow

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.

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Blame Game

Blame Game

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.

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Undercover Jihadi

Undercover Jihadi

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.

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End of Truth

End of Truth

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.

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