Al Jazeera English | Jun 18
US radio host Dennis Bernstein and investigative reporter Dave Lindorff illustrate just how much US tax money goes towards the country's war chest: "People have to realize that 53 cents of every dollar that they are paying into taxes is going to the military."
Journeyman Pictures via Spectacle | Sep 10
Shaker Aamer has been held in Guantanamo Bay since 2002. He's a legal UK resident, married to a British national, with four children. He's also yet to face trial or be charged. So why is he still behind bars?
Focus Forward Films via Cinelan | Apr 10
What if roads and highways were solar, fueling enough energy to power electric vehicles as well as nearby communities?
The New York Times | Sep 20
How do those who buy, sell and love guns come to terms with mass shootings? Meet the people at the Firing Line in Aurora, Colorado.
Earth Focus | Sep 14
One out of three fish sold in the US is mislabeled. And this hurts your wallet, your health and the environment. Oceana's new campaign aims to put an end to seafood fraud.
ABC News (Australia) via Journeyman Pictures | Mar 20
In a painstaking investigation, this report amassed compelling evidence to finally uncover the identity of Prisoner X -- a man with alleged links to Mossad who was held, and died, amid incredible secrecy in arguably the most secure prison cell in Israel.
Focus Forward Films via Cinelan | May 29
Over three days in April 2012, Remote Area Medical, the pioneers of "no-cost" health care clinics, treated nearly 2000 patients on the infield of Bristol, Tennessee's massive NASCAR speedway.
Journeyman Pictures | Apr 23
The US Air Force is now training more "desk pilots" than traditional pilots, raising concerns that war is becoming "just a big computer game." Drones are also being developed by other countries, including Iran. Has a new arms race already begun?
ARTE France | Oct 29
4Shbab is the first Islamist musical channel ever launched in the Arab world. 4Shbab's story and its protagonists reflect the melting pot of cultural contradictions that is the Middle East today: how to be modern, fond of music, and Muslim?
Earth Focus | Jul 23
Thailand's tourist industry is driving a brutal trade in baby elephants. Capturing young calves from the wild often involves the killing of mothers and other protective family members with automatic weapons -- and it is estimated that only one in three survive the subsequent "domestication" process. Earth Focus investigates.
SBS (Australia) via Journeyman Pictures | Mar 4
Vast new cities are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain empty ghost towns. It’s all part of the government’s efforts to keep the economy booming -- but the new homes are simply too expensive for most ordinary Chinese. Could this stimulus plan instead create a financial crisis?
Earth Focus | Feb 21
Almost half of all tin produced is turned into solder for use in smart phones, iPads, and flat screen TVs. And much of the world's tin comes from Bangka Island in Indonesia. The Ecologist Film Unit travels to the region to investigate the true cost of smart phones.
KCET via Artbound | Jan 29
When artist Olga Koumoundouros noticed a foreclosed home in her Los Angeles neighborhood, a thought occurred to her: Why not paint it? So she turned the exterior gold to comment on the buying and selling of the American Dream, and inside, she made a rainbow. Check out this KCET Artbound video to see what happened when the cops came knocking.
Journeyman Pictures | Aug 7
For nearly a year and a half, fighting has been raging in Syria, with no end in sight. Journeyman Pictures goes inside the country to discover how the increasingly violent battle is being fought, and offers a rare interview with a Free Syrian Army leader.
Journeyman Pictures | Feb 11
They were designed to save lives, but precious antiretroviral drugs given to fight AIDS in South Africa's townships are being stolen by street gangs to produce nyaope, also known as whoonga, a highly addictive and destructive new substance.
Woodlawn Avenue Productions via The Pulitzer Center | Oct 1
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, has the second-highest number of maternal deaths in the world. The Edge of Joy follows doctors, midwives, nurses, and public health educators as they fight maternal death on every front, from preemptive family planning education to expanded blood transfusion services.
Journeyman Pictures | Dec 13
Assad continues to refute claims that his government is waging a brutal crackdown. Yet through exclusive interviews, this Journeyman Pictures report exposes the routine and sadistic torture the Syrian military has used on prisoners.
Miranda Productions via Miranda Smith | May 3
Deep in the jungles of Suriname, Dr. Mark Plotkin is racing against time. Here in the vast canopy of trees is a treasure of unknown dimension -- the chemically rich and diverse plant life of the forest, the secrets of which could one day yield cures for our most troubling illnesses.
Focus Forward Films via Cinelan | May 23
Bread can be considered many things: warm, delicious, sustaining. It's also slang for money. This literal slice of life, which follows the typical day of an ex-gang member on his first job in the bakery of Homeboy Industries, underscores the meaning -- and the lasting contribution -- of "good bread."