We dodge boulders at an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, and visit acid ponds and geysers in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archeological ghost town of Pompeii, hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean, and witness the devastating effects of the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.
At the height of the cold war, US broadcaster ABC set about making a made-for-TV movie about the effects of a nuclear bomb on ordinary American people, little knowing the obstacles & opposition they would face during its production, & the eduring impact it would have once broadcast - both in the US & in Russia.
We follow a pair of Humpback Whales on their great migration from the warm tropics to Antarctica, via an Ocean Current that is home to thousands of interconnected species. As we cross multiple eco-systems, it becomes evident that the ocean itsself is the blue heart of our entire planet.
Ticking Time Bomb
We follow the Takata whistleblower and former engineers as they unveil a deadly corporate cover-up leading to the largest international product recall in history. Takata’s airbags have already killed or maimed more than 350 people and are on track to blast at least 2,000 more.
The Fall and Rise of New York
The revival of NYC is one of the most remarkable stories in urban history. Once a failing city that by 1990 had over 2,200 murders and 93,000 violent robberies annually, it went on to be the revitalised world capital. As the 400th anniversary of New York approaches in 2024, we find out what was behind the Fall and Rise of New York.
The Watch Or The Time
We explore the ill-fated offensive in Afghanistan told by the foreigners and Afghans who lived it. We track the arc of America’s longest war via personal experiences, looking at the pitfalls of military intervention, humanitarian aid, nation building and the resulting culture clash.
In Canada, a number of public figures have been alleged to be a ´Pretend Indian´. In other words, someone who claims distant indigenous identity but upon deeper scrutiny has been accused of stealing jobs and opportunities from real natives. But why would someone fake an indigenous identity?
Unpaved: Respite from the World
In the mist-shrouded mountains of Oregon, a tiny community lives quietly, seeking comfort in nature and one another while struggling with life's challenges. This hauntingly beautiful farmland, hidden and isolated, is home to horses and dogs, ex-cons and ex-addicts, drummers, dreamers and Bigfoot hunters.
Between the Americas (series)
For a long time, Central America has been on the ascendance, but opposing forces have hindered positive developments. There have emerged two Americas, and in between these two visions, journalist Stef Biemans listens to what Central America has to tell.
Eternal Spring: The Heist of China’s Airwaves
In March 2002, a state TV station in China was hijacked by members of outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal was to counter the government narrative about their practice. Eternal Spring brings to life with stunning animation, the heist, and its repercussions.
Gun Shot Wound
Gun Shot Wound takes a hard look at routine gun violence in America through the eyes of its trauma surgeons. The film examines the crisis through a public health lens and highlights hospital-based violence intervention programs designed to combat the epidemic.
Aquariums: The Dark Hobby
Cyanide and dynamite is used to hunt tropical fish, captured as ´pets´ and then their fins cut, swim bladders pierced, and shipped globally. 90% die within a year of capture, creating a demand for replacement. Aquariums: The Dark Hobby investigates this brutal industry.