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.
Politics & Current Affairs
Inside Maximum Security (series)
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.
When a City Rises
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.
Sieged: The Press Vs Denialism
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.
Climate Trailblazers: Reimagining Our Future
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.
The Face of Anonymous
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.
Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet
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.
The Politics of Climate Change
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.
Margin of Error: AI, Polling and Elections
Pioneers of a new kind of Polling that combine the breadth of data found on social media with the power of artificial intelligence, claim to accurately predict voter behaviour. Does this give politicians the intel they need to respond to voters needs, or will this data be misused to mislead us - by our own governments, or our adversaries?
Beyond Men and Masculinity
What happens when men are taught to disconnect from their feelings in the name of being strong and independent? From the therapy room to the political battlefield, this provocative film offers a clear insight into why we must look beyond traditional definitions of men and masculinity.
Connected brains will lead to powerful synthetic telepathy technologies making it possible to not only to read other person's thoughts, but also manipulate them. But where what are the potential benefits and pitfalls of these new technologies?
Millions worldwide are physically dependent on commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have hidden their dangerous side effects, addictive nature and long-term harm. This is the story of the disastrous consequences that occur when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress.