Society and Culture Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
20 Videos
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
17 Videos
BBC Future
Leyland's Australia

Leyland's Australia

Mal and Laraine Leyland take us on the caravanning and camping adventure of a lifetime around Australia.
14 Videos
Viewlorium
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
Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time investigates an ancient world that is rapidly disappearing as it collides with modernity. Each episode takes the viewer into a different ancient tribe to look at its untampered traditions and customs.
8 Videos
TVF Media
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
7 Videos
ANYDOKO
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
6 Videos
VPRO
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
4 Videos
ANYDOKO
Everyday HK

Everyday HK

Everyday HK is an original video series following Steph Lau's day to day life in Asia's global city Hong Kong.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Game. Set. KL.

Game. Set. KL.

Explore the best of Malaysia with tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Japanoizy

Japanoizy

Discover traditional and modern Japan.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Top Picks

Top Picks

We list our favourite foods and things to do all over the world.
1 Video
ANYDOKO
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Video
Viewlorium

Society and Culture Videos

Helsinki goes underground

Helsinki goes underground

Finland's capital is going underground, as there's little space to build above ground. There are plans to construct shopping centers, train stations and museums. Conditions below ground are often ideal, with constant temperatures and low humidity.
Deutsche Welle
Poland: Pedophile priests

Poland: Pedophile priests

Increasingly, victims of abuse are taking legal action against pedophile priests in Poland's Catholic Church. Many were abused as children, when they served as altar boys. Now they're taking their former tormentors to court.
Deutsche Welle
Uproar against Macron

Uproar against Macron

The "yellow vest" protests against French President Macron's policies threaten to paralyze France. The demonstrators are accusing Emmanuel Macron of disregarding the interests of the less-well-to-do majority.
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: Kerry, Ireland

Meet a local: Kerry, Ireland

Irishwoman Mairin Ahern takes us around her home region, a county shaped by the torn Atlantic coast, steep cliffs and tiny fishing villages.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Maastricht - a European City

Maastricht - a European City

With elements from the Middle Ages to the modern era, the southernmost city of the Netherlands attracts students and tourists from the world over.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

The Top 5 Most Amazing Hertitage & Historic Sites In Africa!

Africa is absolutely brimming with incredible stories of history, traditions and culture. We've put together a perfect list of all the very best spots you can find that are filled with history!
Where To
1min
A pilgrimage of memory to Robben Island

A pilgrimage of memory to Robben Island

The Robben Island Museum held a 12-hour night vigil on the island where communities could reflect, share and comment on the history of struggle and its prisoners.
24.com
Blockade in the Sea of Azov

Blockade in the Sea of Azov

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is re-kindling long-standing tensions. Have the two countries once again come to the brink of war?
Deutsche Welle
Hungary Bans Homelessness

Hungary Bans Homelessness

The Hungarian state has made homelessness a crime. Anyone without a fixed address is sent to prison. That forces the homeless into hiding from the law. Aid organisations fear more will die in the winter cold.
Deutsche Welle
Germany's Last Coal Mine Shuts Down

Germany's Last Coal Mine Shuts Down

Germany has ended coal mining. The people of the Ruhr see it as the bittersweet end to an era in their history. The pits were closed not so much for environmental as for economic reasons. Mining is no longer lucrative.
Deutsche Welle
Integration at Stake for Italy's Villages

Integration at Stake for Italy's Villages

Calabria's aging villages could use migrant families. But the Italian government is threatening to end the integration project. A mayor has even been placed under house arrest for helping refugees more than allowed.
Deutsche Welle
Winter Sports Tips for the Chinese

Winter Sports Tips for the Chinese

China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. So its athletes are getting winter sports tips from their Norwegian counterparts and putting everything they've got into bringing their skills up to Scandinavian standards.
Deutsche Welle
Check Out The Big Burgers & Crafty Cocktails At This Perth Joint!

Check Out The Big Burgers & Crafty Cocktails At This Perth Joint!

Greenhorns is Perth's adventurous burger joint, slinging epic American-style creations to have you drooling. On the menu, catch a range of hefty burgers, classic sides, craft beers, cocktails and boozy shakes!
Where To
23secs
Russia: The silent HIV epidemic

Russia: The silent HIV epidemic

HIV is on the rise in Russia. But those infected are stigmatized and often insufficiently treated. In a country where the Orthodox Church calls for abstinence, many are scared to speak about their diagnosis.
Deutsche Welle
Drinking water shortage on Langeoog

Drinking water shortage on Langeoog

Rising sea levels and hefty storm surges are threatening to contaminate the German island of Langeoog's freshwater lenses. Residents have accused the EU of failing to take sufficient action to tackle climate change.
Deutsche Welle
Travel With A Purpose: The Fight For Clean Water In The Forgotten Corners Of South Africa

Travel With A Purpose: The Fight For Clean Water In The Forgotten Corners Of South Africa

Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) has been travelling to parts of SA that have been struggling with water issues long before Cape Town.
24.com
Sylt - What to do in winter

Sylt - What to do in winter

Sylt has more than 40 kilometers of sandy beaches and all sorts of ways to explore them: riding, jogging, surfing, just walking or taking a guided nature tour. You'll never be bored on Sylt.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
A brief portrait of the island of Sylt

A brief portrait of the island of Sylt

Sylt is one of the most popular holiday islands in the German North Sea, not least because it has so much variety. Between the mudflats and the west beach, you can find your own personal highlight at any time of year.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Spain: A city and a drug smugglers' haven

Spain: A city and a drug smugglers' haven

Only a few kilometers separate Morocco from the Spanish coast. Smugglers use the route daily to run several tons of narcotics into Europe. 75 percent of all hashish consumed in Europe comes through Morocco.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgarian dams threaten the environment

Bulgarian dams threaten the environment

Bulgaria is banking more and more on hydroelectric power. It's already authorized the construction of 300 new dams. But environmental organizations say these will destroy valuable ecosystems and still won't produce much electricity.
Deutsche Welle
Meet a local: Buenos Aires

Meet a local: Buenos Aires

DW viewer Juan Facundo Cuello shows you the center of the Argentinian capital, the traditional barrio of La Boca with its colorful houses, and the hipster district Palermo Soho with its bars.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
A trip to Gelmeroda

A trip to Gelmeroda

The artist Lyonel Feininger was so impressed by the village church that he immortalized it in 13 paintings, and architect Ernst Neufert built a timber house in Gelmeroda that is now a pilgrimage site for Bauhaus fans.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Living in fear - Refugees in Chemnitz

Living in fear - Refugees in Chemnitz

This summer, far-right extremists hounded migrants through the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Now, weeks later, locals remain divided over immigration. Some are actively fighting xenophobia, while others say they fear migrants.
Deutsche Welle
Exodus from Croatia

Exodus from Croatia

Growing numbers of Croatians are moving abroad because of the country's ongoing economic crisis. The region of Slavonia is particularly affected. Many families have left, forcing schools to shut.
Deutsche Welle
Spain's mistreated greyhounds

Spain's mistreated greyhounds

Spain's Galgos, or Spanish greyhounds, are bred for the rabbit hunt. But the less-than-fastest runners are often abandoned or killed once the hunting season is over. It is a common and cruel practice in Spain.
Deutsche Welle
Meet a Local - in Amsterdam

Meet a Local - in Amsterdam

Sebastian van der Sangen shows you around his home city of Amsterdam: Start off with a boat tour of the canals and visit the NDSM wharf, one of the Dutch capital's cultural hotspots.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Dubrovnik - The pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik - The pearl of the Adriatic

Since it became a backdrop for the TV series "Game of Thrones", the Croatian city of Dubrovnik has become an even more popular as a tourist destination. DW viewer Viktor Kudzia sent images of his trip there.
Deutsche Welle
1min
Belgium's dangerous heritage

Belgium's dangerous heritage

A special unit of the Belgian army clears many tons of First World War munitions every year. Traces of the Great War abound, especially in northwestern Belgium where buried grenades have been cleared since 1918.
Deutsche Welle
Hunting for lost treasure in Italy

Hunting for lost treasure in Italy

Fishermen in Naples are struggling to earn a living from fishing. But they are hoping their planned tours of archeological treasure on the seabed will attract enough tourists for them to secure their financial futures.
Deutsche Welle
Worries in the Ukraine: Worries in the West

Worries in the Ukraine: Worries in the West

Ethnic Hungarians in western Ukraine are putting pressure on Kiev - with the support of Viktor Orban's government. A group of separatist-nationalists say they want to right "historic wrongs" of the First World War.
Deutsche Welle
Visit Hambach Castle

Visit Hambach Castle

Hambach Castle stands on a hill above the sea of vines along the Wine Route. In 1832 the Hambach Festival, a milestone in the democratic movement in Germany, took place there.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
Meet a local: Cartagena, Colombia

Meet a local: Cartagena, Colombia

Bookseller Martin Murillo Gomez lives in a city as colorful as a paint box. Walking through its streets with their bright buildings is a pleasure he loves to share.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Serbia: Arsenic in drinking water

Serbia: Arsenic in drinking water

The drinking water in parts of Serbia has been contaminated with arsenic for years. Nearly a million people are affected. The maximum allowed concentration of the carcinogenic toxin was exceeded by as much as 27 times.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: Emancipation by Emmental

Turkey: Emancipation by Emmental

Turkish women are using a recipe for Swiss cheese to bring prosperity to their village. And, breaking with the patriarchal tradition in the mountains of Anatolia, their men are supporting them. Their cheese is being exported to Hong Kong.
Deutsche Welle
Northern Ireland's Brexit nightmare

Northern Ireland's Brexit nightmare

Could Brexit undermine peace in Northern Ireland? Catholics and Protestants are concerned about the future of the inner Irish border after Brexit. Unionists and Sinn Fein have already been delivering verbal attacks.
Deutsche Welle
A day in Jakarta

A day in Jakarta

The central fruit and vegetable market and the National Monument commemorating the struggle for independence are among Amelia Virgiani Pertiwi's favorite places in the Indonesian capital.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Wartburg Castle near Eisenach

Wartburg Castle near Eisenach

This is where minnesingers met to compete, Martin Luther translated the Bible into German and students demanded German unity. Wartburg Castle is both a tourist attraction and a landmark.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
The tragedy of Camerino

The tragedy of Camerino

Camerino, Italy, devastated in a 2016 earthquake, is crumbling despite authorities' promises to make the houses habitable again. Camerino's residents found shelter in nearby communities and are waiting to return.
Deutsche Welle
Sweden: Chip under our skin

Sweden: Chip under our skin

Microchips are making life more convenient for thousands of Swedes, but data protectionists are worried that the digital implants could be misused by state or private interests. Some users enjoy not needing keys to unlock their doors.
Deutsche Welle
France: Lord of the Manor and Revolutionary

France: Lord of the Manor and Revolutionary

The lord of a chateau has joined forces with activists to stop construction of a bypass in the Vallee Dordogne. It's no isolated case: all across France protest movements against infrastructure projects are taking shape.
Deutsche Welle
The Top 5 Most Interesting Halloween Traditions From Around The World!

The Top 5 Most Interesting Halloween Traditions From Around The World!

Halloween for many means trick or treating, dressing up as ghosts or carving pumpkins, but the holiday is actually celebrated in many interesting ways by different cultures. From Día de Muertos in Mexico to the Kawasaki Halloween Parade in Japan!
Where To
France's first female cantor

France's first female cantor

Traditionally, cantors, the musical prayer leaders in synagogues, are men. Sofia Falkovitch wants that to change. She was the first woman in Europe to train for the position. Now she proudly takes her place at the front of the synagogue.
Deutsche Welle
Terrorizing a refugee camp

Terrorizing a refugee camp

In the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, criminal gangs claiming to be associated with Islamic State have established a reign of terror. Greek authorities see no evidence for links to the Islamist terrorist group.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgaria: State corruption?

Bulgaria: State corruption?

The murder of a woman journalist has sparked a debate over corruption and fraud among Bulgaria's politicians and oligarchs. Journalists complain that the government is curtailing media freedom.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Battling tomb raiders

Germany: Battling tomb raiders

Growing numbers of treasure hunters are digging up archeological sites illegally and destroying artifacts. Scientists are concerned. Many potential discoveries are irretrievably lost because of the looters' activities.
Deutsche Welle
From Weimar to Dessau to Berlin

From Weimar to Dessau to Berlin

Form, function, colors. A short history of the Bauhaus, which observes the centenary of its foundation in 2019.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Turkey's wall to keep Syrians out

Turkey's wall to keep Syrians out

Turkey hopes to stem the flow of Syrian refugees with an 800 kilometer wall along its border. Now, vast refugee camps are forming on the Syrian side. Many families are separated by it.
Deutsche Welle
Organ donation tourism in Spain

Organ donation tourism in Spain

Shorter waits for donor organs are luring patients to Spain from across the European Union. Spaniards in desperate need of transplants have to wait longer. Spanish authorities are considering a minimum residence requirement of two years.
Deutsche Welle