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

France: Militant vegans

France: Militant vegans

Attacks on butcher shops, restaurants, and cheese shops are increasing - especially in France where food is a culture in and of itself. Radical vegans are behind the acts of vandalism.
Deutsche Welle
France's Moulin Rouge Lives from its Myths

France's Moulin Rouge Lives from its Myths

The Moulin Rouge in Paris became notorious for its provocative can-can dance. One-hundred and thirty years on, it still attracts visitors in search of glitz and glamour.
Deutsche Welle
Over 100 Bombings Rock Sweden

Over 100 Bombings Rock Sweden

There have been more than 100 bombings in Sweden this year - more than twice as many as in 2018. Experts blame the violence on feuding criminal gangs. And the police seem powerless to act.
Deutsche Welle
Uzbek Grandma Turns DJ in Moscow

Uzbek Grandma Turns DJ in Moscow

A teacher from Uzbekistan had been cleaning for years in Moscow when she stumbled onto the club scene. Although there's increasing xenophobia in Russia, she's respected despite her ethnicity, age, and career as a cleaner.
Deutsche Welle
How Fake Trees Took Over America

How Fake Trees Took Over America

Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
Cheddar
Bosnia: refugee drama in the Bihac region

Bosnia: refugee drama in the Bihac region

In a camp at the border between Bosnia and EU member Croatia, refugees are currently living in catastrophic conditions. Local authorities refuse to deal with the situation and demand that new camps be set up in other parts of the country.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: The Search for dead Soldiers

Germany: The Search for dead Soldiers

Just outside Berlin, the remains of thousands of soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. The "Association for the Recovery of the Fallen in Eastern Europe" searches for the dead and has made a surprising discovery--74 years after the...
Deutsche Welle
A wild treasure hunt is the best way to see this SA mining town

A wild treasure hunt is the best way to see this SA mining town

The biggest diamond in the world was mined in Cullinan, and those who live there won't let you forget it.
24.com
2mins
Can Venice be saved?

Can Venice be saved?

Flooding in Venice has heavily damaged St. Mark's Basilica and several palaces. Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: the amateur astronomer of Diyarbakir

Turkey: the amateur astronomer of Diyarbakir

For nearly 30 years, a former baker has studied the night sky over his home town of Diyarbakir. He managed to prove that Galileo's calculations on the moon's orbit were wrong.
Deutsche Welle
Church asylum program under pressure in Germany

Church asylum program under pressure in Germany

German authorities have cut down on asylum permits for refugees who've been housed at churches and monasteries. In 2016, 80 percent got permits; 2019 it was just 1.4 percent. We'll talk to some refugees who are staying at a monastery in Bavaria.
Deutsche Welle
The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
Cheddar
A day in Pretoria

A day in Pretoria

There's a lot to do and see in the Jacaranda City, but here are some of the best parts to do in a day - from Freedom Park to Menlyn Maine.
24.com
3mins
Viewer's Video from Chichen Itza

Viewer's Video from Chichen Itza

Our viewer Ludwig Yorck took a study trip to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, where he visited the famed Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
Educational Travel in Munich

Educational Travel in Munich

From the famed Marienplatz tothe Royal Residence, this group of U.S. tourists visited Munich's highlights. They're traveling with Road Scholar, a non-profit organization that imparts education through travel.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Munich in a Nutshell

Munich in a Nutshell

From modern art to traditional customs: Here's a summary of everything you ought to know about Munich.
Deutsche Welle
1min
Exploring Zipaquira

Exploring Zipaquira

Two sisters show us around their hometown Zipaquira, which is world-famous for the wonders its salt mines harbor.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
From Wagner to Broadway: A musical journey with Terfel at the Sydney Opera House

From Wagner to Broadway: A musical journey with Terfel at the Sydney Opera House

The acclaimed bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is joined at the iconic Sydney Opera House by his wife, harpist Hannah Stone to perform great classics, from Wagner to Broadway.
Euronews
Dubai's eclectic music scene

Dubai's eclectic music scene

Dubai has welcomed some of the biggest names in the music business in 2019, from Jamiroquai to Fatboy Slim to Phantom of the Opera, illustrating the emirates eclectic music scene.
Euronews
London's National Gallery displays single Da Vinci painting in 'immersive' exhibition

London's National Gallery displays single Da Vinci painting in 'immersive' exhibition

"The Virgin of the Rocks" was once displayed in a church in Milan that has since been destroyed.
Euronews
Hiking through Norway

Hiking through Norway

DW viewer Seth Umbenhauer made an impressive video of his hiking trip through Norway, complete with fjords, mountains and waterfalls.
Deutsche Welle
1min
Meet a Local: San Francisco

Meet a Local: San Francisco

American Andrew Roth leads you to the west coast of the USA. In his home city of San Francisco, he shows popular tourist attractions from the Golden State Bridge to Chinatown.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Violence against politicians in France

Violence against politicians in France

Many in France are worried about the political climate in their country. Following the death of Jean-Mathieu Michel, mayors are resigning due to the aggression and violence they're experiencing.
Deutsche Welle
Kosovo's planned reintegration of IS members

Kosovo's planned reintegration of IS members

Kosovo wants to reintegrate and hold trials for its citizens who were IS members upon their return from camps in Syria. Since the Syrian offensive, the discussion about this approach to IS members has been reignited.
Deutsche Welle
Russia: Lack of teachers in rural areas

Russia: Lack of teachers in rural areas

A program called 'Teachers for Russia' is designed to attract young academics to rural areas, otherwise many schools will have to close. This would leave school kids without teachers or prospects.
Deutsche Welle
Why do so many black people love kung fu movies?

Why do so many black people love kung fu movies?

Kung fu references crop up a lot in black culture - Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon, Wesley Snipes' Blade films and hip-hop artists like Wu-Tang Clan.
The Guardian
Meet a Local: Sao Joao del-Rei, Brazil

Meet a Local: Sao Joao del-Rei, Brazil

Marco, a retired university professor, takes us to some of his favorite places: the ornate church of Sao Francisco de Assis, the old-town district, the market place, a historic train station, and the local parks.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Meet a local: La Paz, Bolivia

Meet a local: La Paz, Bolivia

Ligia Mariaca shows us the most interesting spots in her Andean city, which lies over 3,500 meters above sea level. And she reveals a trick to help gasping tourists catch their breath.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Spitsbergen in Europe's High North

Spitsbergen in Europe's High North

Spitsbergen lies halfway between Norway's mainland and the North Pole. The largest settlement on the archipelago is Longyearbyen. Nicole Frolich visits the northernmost town in Europe.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
A visit to the Volklingen Ironworks.

A visit to the Volklingen Ironworks.

The Volklingen complex was shut down in 1986, and the site was later converted into an industrial museum. It was declared a a UNESCO World Heritage Site.in 1994.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It's not your imagination. Cheddar explains why lawns are shrinking across the US - and why we even have them the first place.
Cheddar
Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Handshake project tries to create connections where there was division

Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Handshake project tries to create connections where there was division

A special art project is trying to get thousands of Berliners to shake hands to symbolise German reunification.
Euronews
6 Destinations to visit before they get too popular

6 Destinations to visit before they get too popular

According to famous travel writer Patricia Schultz, these six destinations should be next on your travel bucket list before the rest of the world catches on.
24.com
2mins
Time with the best: Vienna Philharmonic's mastery passed to Peruvian protégés

Time with the best: Vienna Philharmonic's mastery passed to Peruvian protégés

“Sinfonía por el Perú” is a project created eight years ago by Tenor Juan Diego Flórez which offers free music education to disadvantaged children. Fifty of the young group traveled to Saltzburg to learn from the best. Watch the Musica programme t...
Euronews
Germany: Border villages divided

Germany: Border villages divided

Zicherie and Bockwitz came to symbolize the division of Germany. The adjacent villages were for decades separated by the inner-German border. Although it was opened in 1989, there are still significant differences between the two hamlets.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: Forced disappearances

Turkey: Forced disappearances

Opposition activists keep being 'disappeared'. Some have reappeared and say they were interrogated and tortured. Their families think the government is to blame.
Deutsche Welle
Spain: Orange industry under threat

Spain: Orange industry under threat

Spain is Europe's largest producer of oranges. But competitors on other continents sell theirs for less, so Spain's growers are under major price pressure. Some are devising ways to earn more again.
Deutsche Welle
The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

You probably think that hitchhiking is dangerous, and there's a big reason for that: Movies, law enforcement scare tactics, and more. But studies show that hitchhiking isn't actually as dangerous as it seems - and that wasn't even the main reason ...
Cheddar
Combatting dog smuggling in Germany

Combatting dog smuggling in Germany

It is big business and it is illegal and cruel. Animal rights activists want to stop it. Some go after the smugglers themselves and then call in the police to do the rest.
Deutsche Welle
Greece: cheap drugs for the poor

Greece: cheap drugs for the poor

Synthetic drugs sprayed onto dried herbs are selling like hot cakes in Thessaloniki and other cities across the country. Some, like potpourri, are even legal, but they are extremely dangerous.
Deutsche Welle
How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

Common sentiment is that expanding the amount of space that is dedicated to bike lanes would increase congestion and automobile traffic. We take a look at some studies that indicate this may not be the case, and that expanding bike lanes may actua...
Cheddar
Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola praised as he wins Lumière Award

Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola praised as he wins Lumière Award

The US filmmaker is honoured at a ceremony in Lyon and takes the director's chair to remake an 1895 classic
Euronews
Francis Ford Coppola lights up Lyon's Lumiere Film Festival

Francis Ford Coppola lights up Lyon's Lumiere Film Festival

Cult US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has received the prestigious Lumière Award at the Lumière festival, which ends on Sunday in Lyon.
Euronews
Imagine Picasso: Immersive installation takes visitors on a 'poetic voyage' through his art

Imagine Picasso: Immersive installation takes visitors on a 'poetic voyage' through his art

"A poetic, plastic, generous, voyage where visitors take pleasure in seeing the works through a new lens" is how the installation creators described the new exhibit.
Euronews
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
Prescribing Death

Prescribing Death

Oxycontin. Codeine. Fentanyl. All prescription drugs to which countless patients have become addicted. How did it happen?
Java Films
70mins
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
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