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?
Politics & Current Affairs
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.
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 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.
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.
Changi Prison is a concrete purgatory, spartan to the extreme. No beds, no pillows and no chairs in the cells. Humiliating strip searches are routine, as a matter of security. Yet, practiced in this prison are some of the most sophisticated methods to reform the hearts and minds of the most recalcitrant prisoners.
The world has seen the iconic images of protestors covered in black, tossing back tear gas, taking on the authoritarian superpower that is China. Who are these hidden people ? When a city rises up against a superpower, everyone must decide how far they will go for freedom.
In Brazil, as many other countries, the pandemic rapidly becomes politicised as chaos engulfs the official response while journalists are scapegoated for telling the truth, misinformation fills the airwaves and medics become overwhelmed by a preventable, escalating death toll.
Exciting technologies have emerged, setting the gears in motion for a new green industrial revolution. What are the new technologies that decouple social and economic growth from carbon emissions? New innovations across the world will provide new and greener ways of producing energy, materials and food.
Cyber terrorist or freedom fighter? Little did novelist Ian Thornton suspect that the beggar into whose hat he dropped some coin would turn out to be a high ranking member of the Anonymous movement involved in major cyber-attacks. After years on the run from the FBI the man known as Commander X is now looking for political asylum.
Can blockchain technology be used to create a new, fairer, decentralised and uncensored web3.0 where we can control our data and protect our online identities? Or will the potential be squandered as mega corporations once again compete for dominance in this new field.
We travel the world to see how the devastation wrought by droughts, wildfires, floods and catastrophic rains - all the direct results of climate change - are a political problem, and require political solutions. From the outback of Australia, to the Pakistani Himalayas and Brazilian Amazon, this series takes us to the front line of the approaching disaster.