Crime - 5

Debt Collector

Debt Collector

10 years ago, Shaun Smith was fighting a war against a rival drug gang. To win, he introduced urban terrorism to the British underworld. Victims were firebombed with homemade napalm, attacked with grenades, and sprayed up with machine guns....

6.88

Colombian Narcosubs

Colombian Narcosubs

During the height of the drug trade with Pablo Escobar, the drug trafficking method of choice was for planes to leave from Colombia and land on secret air strips either in Mexico or in the US. Later, that became...

8.52

Children for Sale

Children for Sale

From slums and misery in Brazil, hundreds of children and teenagers leave each day in search of tourists. At home there is no food on the table. On the beaches of Fortaleza there are plenty of men eager for...

7.97

Vatican Inc.

Vatican Inc.

Pope Benedict's resignation shocked the Catholic Church and left the Vatican in disarray. His successor will face many challenges, from recurrent sexual scandals to concerns about financial impropriety at the Vatican's own bank, the IOR or Institute of Religious...

8.91

Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims

Dhaka, the chaotic capital of Bangladesh, is one of the poorest cities in the world, a place where labor is dirt cheap, and rules are loose. 75% of all export income comes from making clothes for rich countries. International...

7.68

Terror in Moscow

Terror in Moscow

On a drizzly Wednesday night in October several hundred people were watching a musical at the Ball-Bearing Factory Theater in Moscow. The show was a romantic love story set in Stalin's Russia. As the audience settled down to the...

8.86

Spirit Child

Spirit Child

For centuries, some West African communities have branded children born deformed or with disabilities as evil spirits. They are seen as a drain on limited resources, and so "medicine men" are often asked to perform rituals and prepare poisonous...

7.76

Wham Bam Thank You Scam

Wham Bam Thank You Scam

Despite its constant political unrest, Bangkok is still a very popular tourist destination, but the main character in this documentary is not there as a tourist. He's not even there as a business traveler. To be honest, he really...

6.75

Deportee Purgatory

Deportee Purgatory

Migration in Tijuana is directly linked to its privileged geographic location, because the city neighbours California. 45% of immigrants that used to cross into the US, did so through Tijuana. For many years there was a fence filled with...

8.45

City of God, Guns and Gangs

City of God, Guns and Gangs

It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and also one of the most dangerous. In the slums of Rio de Janeiro violent drug gangs operate with impunity, with no regard for human life. Now after decades of...

7.35

I Helped My Daughter Die

I Helped My Daughter Die

For a year Kay Gilderdale believed she could go to prison for the attempted murder of her own daughter, and then a court cleared her. The judge agreed that she was just a loving mom, trying to do the...

8.94