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The Interrogation - Investigating False Confessions
Why would someone confess to a crime they didn't commit? In America, nearly 30% of those exonerated by DNA tests had previously confessed. For more than half a century, the Reid technique was the favored method of extracting confessions out…
Fragile: Destined By Birth? - Following the Lives of Four Children on Four Different Continents
Noelia. Secret. Daniela. Alaishri. Four baby girls, born in 2005 into precarious circumstances in four different continents. Secret was born right after the civil war in Liberia. Noelia was born to an impoverished indigenous family in Bolivia. Alaishri came to…
Love & Sex in Japan
In the Land of the Rising Sun, love and relationships are in danger. A quarter of all Japanese people aged 30 to 40 are virgins and 50% of the population admits to not having sex regularly. Unsurprisingly, this has led…
Iuventa - Rescuing Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea
Over a thousand migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, trying to make it to Europe. When Frontex reduced EU coastguard missions, the charities were forced to step in. But this year, NGO rescue ships find themselves unable to…
South Korea: Success at all Costs - The Successes and Pitfalls of a Major Economic Power
With their long working hours, cultural obsession with productivity, and high-stakes schooling system, South Koreans live life in the fast lane. Everyone has the same aim: to be successful and to beat the competition. Thanks in part to this hard…
Imminent Threat - The War on Terror’s Impact on Civil Liberties
Academy Award nominee James Cromwell presents a documentary on the War on Terror's impact on civil liberties. For the past 15 years, the phrase 'War on Terror' has been used to justify everything from mass surveillance and spying to the…
Show Me Lisbon
The best way to discover a city is through its people. 'Show Me Lisbon' reveals the city as seen by thirteen locals, or lisboetas - who were either born there or moved there by choice and who are of different…
Meat Lobby - An Investigation of the Meat Industry
In 2015, the WHO listed one of the additives in processed meats as carcinogenic. That same additive was nearly banned in America in the 1970s - until lobbying from the meat industry discredited the scientists. We reveal how, to impede…
30 Years of Darkness - The Spanish Civil War
"A real gem, fusing interviews, analysis and some terrific animation into an intriguing whole that plays like an intelligent thriller. " - Variety Nominated for the Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Goyas, this is the unbelievable story of Manuel…
Living Without Water
What's it like to live without running water? In Peru's sprawling capital, Lima, this is the everyday reality for 1.5 million children and adults, forced to pay up to a week's salary for just one day's water. And the problem…
7 Days in Kigali - The 1994 Rwandan Genocide
RWANDA - 1994: An inter-ethnic genocide erupts on an industrial scale. What happened in Rwanda was not simply spontaneous; it was a planned genocide. Lists were made. Weapons were collected. The radio station, RTLM (Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines),…
Erdogan - The Making of a Sultan
In this acclaimed new documentary, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning director, Gilles Cayatte, and expert on Turkish affairs Guillaume Perrier, profile President Erdogan. He rose to power as the anti-corruption candidate, challenging the old order and advocating closer ties with the…
The 1936 Olympic Games - Nazi Secrets at the Berlin Olympics
Berlin, Germany. August 1936. Hundreds of thousands of spectators gather to watch as Hitler and the Olympic delegates arrived at the opening ceremony. Olympic flags hang cheerfully side-by-side to the banners bearing the Nazi swastika. What really happened behind-the-scenes at…
Children of Shame - The Fate of 20th Century Irish Children Born Out of Wedlock
Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children…
The Church: Code of Silence - Investigating Priests Accused of Pedophilia
Secret internal documents reveal how church officials have protected priests accused of pedophilia by moving them from country-to-country, sometimes as far away as to Africa. They call it 'the geographical solution'. Even Pope Francis is implicated. When he was bishop…
CIA vs KGB - Battleground Berlin
For 50 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. The city at the heart of the intelligence war between the US and the Soviet bloc. Thousands of KGB or CIA agents observed each other, cogs in the biggest…
The Queen and Her Prime Ministers - The Balance of Power in the UK
No other head of state has been in power for as long as Queen Elizabeth, no other ruler has had such a lasting impact on our epoch. The story of Her Majesty is unique. She shook hands with Eisenhower and…
A Genuine Forger - A Portrait of an Art Forger
He's the master-forger, famous for duping the art world for 30 years and flooding the market with thousands of fakes. His Picassos, Matisses and Chagalls sold for millions, were authenticated by art experts and remain on the walls of many…
Poisoned Lives - Secrets of the Chemical Industry
Alice, Kenton, Bucky, and Rachna are the hidden victims of the chemical industry. They all grew up in either India or in the US, in towns built around plastic and pesticide factories. For a long time, their resounding success has…
The Last Prayer? - Christians in the Middle East
As ISIS and other extremists threaten, enslave and kill Christians, is their history in the birthplace of their faith coming to an end? 'There is a global war against Christianity' states Timothy Radcliffe, former master of the order of preachers.…