We trace the roots of western governments love affair with torture. Psychiatrist Ewen Cameron experimented on his patients, funded by the Canadian government and the CIA , from the IRA to Guantanamo this work is the basis for modern psychological torture used in 27 countries.
Politics & Current Affairs
In this 3-part series we cross the Sahara, from West to East. Along the way we encounter the dangers of advancing jihadism, uncover the hidden world of slavery, expose human trafficking networks and reveal the desperation of migrants. All in one of the most inhospitable places on earth.
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.
A raw look at the infamous leader of one of Venezuela’s 'colectivos'; armed leftists who fight drug-traffickers, political opponents, and even each other.
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...
Hua Ze was an ordinary Chinese citizen for whom a discovery of corruption led her into a hidden world of dissidents, citizen journalism, police harassment and kidnappings. As she begins her own reporting, pressure from the government is swift, and her world is turned upside down.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.