Documentary Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
25 Videos
Beyond
Tough Nuts

Tough Nuts

This explosive series blows the lid off Australia's criminal underworld and reveals the real story behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history.
16 Videos
The Full Box
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
14 Videos
VPRO
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Videos
Beyond
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Videos
Beyond
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Videos
Monarch
The Earth's Riches

The Earth's Riches

The metal industry is a major component of the world economy, and the mining takes place all over the world. Yet their extraction and refinement is still an arduous and dangerous process, not only for the workers but for the surrounding environment.
3 Videos
TVF Media
The Kangaroo Gang

The Kangaroo Gang

Narrated by Barry Humphries, the dramatised documentary tells the true story of a brazen band of Aussie thieves who moved to London in the 60s and ran riot, pulling off the most daring heists that Scotland Yard had ever seen.
2 Videos
The Full Box
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and the key events that spanned his career as one of the city's most feared law enforcers.
2 Videos
Reel

Documentary Videos

Extreme Constructions: Thunder Boat

Extreme Constructions: Thunder Boat

The Thunde Boat is a true "Swiss knife", acting simultaneously as an aircraft base, a commandment post and is equipped as a floating hospital, with the ability to shelter troops, helicopters and vehicles.
Java Films
53mins
Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships

Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships

Johannesburg is considered the most uranium-contaminated city in the world. Waste dumps from around 600 abandoned mines sit next to residential communities, blowing polluted dust into homes and contaminating soil and water supplies.
Java Films
53mins
Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World’s Most Polluted River

Green Warriors: Indonesia, The World’s Most Polluted River

The Citarum river in Indonesia is the world's most polluted river. The Green Warriors team analyzed water samples, rice, children's hair, etc. and found out many toxic chemicals are endangering the lives of the 14 million Indonesians using the water.
Java Films
53mins
A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets

A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets

More and more businesses are promising to recycle, including Coca-Cola, a group selling 4000 plastic bottles every second. Can we depend on promises made by these multinationals? We discover that their promises are as sugar-filled as their products.
Java Films
53mins
Extreme Constructions: Paris Metro

Extreme Constructions: Paris Metro

Paris' metro is the heart of the city. With 220 km of rail, 302 stations and 13 lines, it transports more than five million people daily. Construction tested many methods: wooden tunnels, ground freezing systems, and submerged chambers in the Seine.
Java Films
53mins
The Migraine Solution

The Migraine Solution

For anyone who has experienced a debilitating migraine headache, this condition is no mystery. But for the rest of the world, it's one of the least funded, least understood, and most confounding chronic conditions.
Java Films
53mins
Prescribing Death

Prescribing Death

Oxycontin. Codeine. Fentanyl. All prescription drugs to which countless patients have become addicted. How did it happen?
Java Films
70mins
Stranger than Fiction: The Nanny Killers

Stranger than Fiction: The Nanny Killers

The murder of au-pair Sophie Lionnet by her employers made headlines all over the world. It was a case that seemed too unbelievable to be true. We attempt to answer the question that will forever haunt her grieving parents: how could this happen?
Java Films
55mins
Baby Boss: Italy’s New Face of Terror

Baby Boss: Italy’s New Face of Terror

After the arrests of the Mafia godfathers, Italy hoped it had put an end to organized crime. Instead, the old guard have been replaced by the 'Baby Bosses'. These youngsters do not respect the old rules. The slightest provocation can lead to carnage.
Java Films
53mins
Luxury: Behind the Mirror

Luxury: Behind the Mirror

Beautiful shopfronts and finely crafted goods; brands like Gucci and Max Mara are seen as being the height of luxury. But, all that glitters is not gold. Animal suffering, deplorable hygiene conditions. Discoveries to make your blood boil.
Java Films
53mins
Brexit: The Backstage of a Divorce

Brexit: The Backstage of a Divorce

Reviewing the fake news and political blockages that may have contributed to the referendum result, delving deeper into the "Leave" campaign and the complex relationship between the UK and Europe. We ask: what does post-Brexit Britain look like?
Java Films
70mins
Banksters

Banksters

If HSBC were a country, it would be the fifth world economic power. From tax evasion to money laundering for the mafia and manipulation of currency, "this bank had done everything bad that a bank can possibly do." Who would dare attack it?
Java Films
86mins
The Interrogation

The Interrogation

Why would someone confess to a crime they didn't commit? We hear from the men and women who have spent more than 20 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. They tell us about that moment when their lives changed forever.
Java Films
70mins
Inside the Russian Info War Machine

Inside the Russian Info War Machine

Paul Moreira investigates how Russia manipulates public opinion, undermines democratic governments and attempts to alter world events. Russophobia is massive.
Java Films
90mins
The Cost of Cotton

The Cost of Cotton

It's the soft, natural fabric associated with high quality and versatility. Used to make everything from jeans and t-shirts to tarpaulins, oil and cattle feed, it powers a 37 billion euros a year industry. But is cotton really as pure as it seems?
Java Films
53mins
The Hidden Side of Animal Transport

The Hidden Side of Animal Transport

Shocking undercover footage shows how animals exported from Europe as livestock are exposed to inhumane conditions and abused. A ruling that EU animal welfare regulations should remain in place until the very end of the journey is not being imposed.
Java Films
53mins
Cabin Pressure: Is the Air Toxic?

Cabin Pressure: Is the Air Toxic?

How healthy is the air you breathe in airplanes? There have long been claims that cabin air contaminated by engine oil is putting at risk passenger health every year. But the airlines deny there is a problem. We investigate aerotoxic syndrome.
Java Films
49mins
South Africa: The End of a Dream

South Africa: The End of a Dream

More than half the population live below the poverty line. The ANC is rife with corruption. Hatred between communities, racially-motivated violence... is the Rainbow nation under threat?
Java Films
53mins
Mata Hari: The Naked Spy

Mata Hari: The Naked Spy

A hundred years ago, Mata Hari faced the firing squad as a convicted German spy. Was she a dangerous spy, whose boldness and sexuality threatened the establishment, or a victim entangled in a climate of blame and desperation as WWI dragged on?
Java Films
78mins
Kim Jong-un: The Man Who Rules North Korea

Kim Jong-un: The Man Who Rules North Korea

He's the world’s most enigmatic and dangerous dictator, cultivating an air of secrecy around himself and never giving interviews. He's now closer than ever to developing nuclear weapons. But what do we really know about Kim Jung Un?
Java Films
53mins
USA: Fear the Police

USA: Fear the Police

Every year, American police officers kill around 1000 people. Today more than ever, the American police force is feared by those it is supposed to protect. The police position has hardened, as they employ increasingly drastic techniques.
Java Films
53mins
Love and Sex in India

Love and Sex in India

Kissing in the street or just talking about sex in India is considered obscene. From forbidden love stories to arranged marriages and spectacular weddings where the bride and groom only just met, we follow the epic stories of young couples in India.
Java Films
53mins
Digital Addicts

Digital Addicts

Children are becoming addicted to mobiles, harming their development and causing possible long-term damage. We follow some of the youngest cases and hear how our brains are affected by exposure to screens.
Java Films
53mins
Smoke and Fumes: The Climate Change Cover-Up

Smoke and Fumes: The Climate Change Cover-Up

We reveal how the oil industry has been secretly funding scientific studies, launching false media reports and systematically deceiving the public about climate change - since 1946. Now, the first lawsuits have been filed.
Java Films
53mins
Robots: A Brave New World?

Robots: A Brave New World?

A new industrial revolution is under way. Super-intelligent, docile and never tired, robot workers are carrying out ever more complex tasks. But what will be their impact on the labour market? Is society prepared for such upheavals?
Java Films
53mins
Diesel: The Industry’s Smokescreen

Diesel: The Industry’s Smokescreen

Dieselgate' made headlines around world. For deliberately cheating the system, Volkswagen were made to pay a record $20 billion fine. But, as this investigation shows, they were far from the only culprits.
Java Films
55mins
A Series Of Complications

A Series Of Complications

The Obesity Myth is a documentary series that follows the struggles of morbidly obese patients and their families as they go through the weight loss programme at Melbourne's Austin Health.
TCB Media
49mins
Stop Eating Your Feelings

Stop Eating Your Feelings

The Obesity Myth is a documentary series that follows the struggles of morbidly obese patients and their families as they go through the weight loss programme at Melbourne's Austin Health.
TCB Media
55mins
Battling the Biology

Battling the Biology

The Obesity Myth is a documentary series that follows the struggles of morbidly obese patients and their families as they go through the weight loss programme at Melbourne's Austin Health.
TCB Media
54mins
Bank Account Theft - Part Three

Bank Account Theft - Part Three

Fraud Squad trails detectives on high stakes surveillance and arrest operations.
TCB Media
45mins
Bank Account Theft - Part Two

Bank Account Theft - Part Two

Fraud Squad trails detectives on high stakes surveillance and arrest operations.
TCB Media
44mins
Bank Account Theft - Part One

Bank Account Theft - Part One

Fraud Squad trails detectives on high stakes surveillance and arrest operations.
TCB Media
44mins
Lean, Mean and Green

Lean, Mean and Green

Industrial collapse scars cities around the globe so a group of citizens transform their cities into more sustainable communities.
Galloping Films
51mins
Monkey Menace

Monkey Menace

This film explores the unique urban rift that exists between Delhi’s Rhesus Macaques and citizens with all the metaphors that this symbolises.
Galloping Films
52mins
IN BOB WE TRUST

IN BOB WE TRUST

Beloved working class hero Father Bob Maguire, has given 40 years to the Church. They have “invited” him to retire. He has refused.
Odin's Eye Entertainment
102mins
Salute

Salute

The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?
Odin's Eye Entertainment
92mins
Autoluminescent

Autoluminescent

AUTOLUMINESCENT traces the life of Rowland S Howard. Capturing moments with the man himself and intimate missives from those who knew him behind closed doors; words and images etch light into what has always been the mysterious dark.
Odin's Eye Entertainment
109mins
Pray For Japan

Pray For Japan

On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the devastating tsunami that followed.
Odin's Eye Entertainment
97mins
Zama Zama: How we refine gold!

Zama Zama: How we refine gold!

Daily Sun tracked down Zama Zamas and they showed us how they refine gold and burn it, until it's ready for the market.
24.com
Zama Zama: How we mine gold!

Zama Zama: How we mine gold!

Zama Zama's showed Daily Sun how they refine gold and burn it, until it's ready for the market.
24.com
Makhanda: The Day The Taps Ran Dry

Makhanda: The Day The Taps Ran Dry

In February thousands of residents of Makhanda were suddenly left without water when the municipality cut supply to parts of the town. Confusion and panic gave way to complaints about water quality when supply was restored.
24.com
WATCH | Oasis in Ashes: The day a fire swallowed a town

WATCH | Oasis in Ashes: The day a fire swallowed a town

On 30 December 2018 a devastating fire gutted the historical mission station of Wupperthal, destroying scores of properties and robbing the residents of their homes, livelihoods and heritage.
24.com
DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

"He wasn't just a drifter, a farmworker that nobody cared about. He was Mannetjies, my brother and the way he was killed just wasn't right," his sister told News24, shortly after a Lutzville farmer was convicted of using a spade to beat him to death.
24.com
26mins
Unlocking Evolution

Unlocking Evolution

Examines the life of groundbreaking New Zealand researcher and lightning rod for controversy, Allan Wilson, who revolutionised the ideas behind evolution.
TVF Media
Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Explore the intriguing world of Conan Doyle and the truth behind his decision to kill off the character that had dominated his life.
TVF Media
The Happy Dictator

The Happy Dictator

Until 2006, Turkmenistan was run by a crazy dictator whose megalomania spawned a personality cult to rival that of Chairman Mao. This is the story of an unlikely desert republic with a grim reputation and a quite astonishing leader.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Iron From China

Iron From China

Follows the journey of iron, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Copper From Chile

Copper From Chile

Follows the journey of Copper from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media