All Documentaries - 5

The Plastic Problem

The Plastic Problem

2019, Environment

Over 9 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced since 1950. Where has it all gone? In the illuminating documentary The Plastic Problem, the PBS NewsHour explores the scourge of plastic remnants in our oceans and lakes, their points of origin,...

7.90
Ghost Ships

Ghost Ships

2019, Mystery

A growing number of fishing boats have been washing up on Japanese shores. Sometimes, these vessels house rotting corpses. They are known in Japan as "ghost ships". Where have these ships travelled, and what factors led to their demise? The...

6.33
Meet the Scammers

Meet the Scammers

2019, Crime

In 2018, Australian grandmother Maria Exposto was sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug trafficking. Ironically, her nightmare began with one of the happiest moments of her life when she fell in love with an online match named Daniel. In truth, this...

6.64
China: Power and Prosperity

China: Power and Prosperity

2019, Economics

From PBS NewsHour comes China: Power and Prosperity, an immersive feature-length exploration of the country's internal progress and growing sphere of power and influence across the globe. Featuring insights from more than 70 interview subjects, the...

6.59
Charlie and the Humans

Charlie and the Humans

2019, Technology

Increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence technologies can assist us with a variety of practical tasks in everyday life. Their diversity of purpose can also be employed to help us explore and analyze the outer reaches of space. Whether...

7.38
Evaporated People

Evaporated People

2019, Society

One morning in 2002, a 24-year old Japanese man named Naoki went to work just like any other day. That evening, he hopped on a ferry and hasn't been seen or heard from by his loved ones to this day. Shockingly, Naoki's story is not unusual. Almost...

6.72
Eye of the Pangolin

Eye of the Pangolin

2019, Nature

Pangolins are exotic, scaly animals that are indigenous to the terrains of Africa. They appear to be some reptilian remnant of the Jurassic age, but they're actually mammals. Pangolins are among the most unusual looking mammals you're ever likely to...

7.74
Putin's Witnesses

Putin's Witnesses

2019, Biography

Putin's Witnesses is a stirring and informative two-part documentary on the rise and reign of Russian President Vladimir Putin. As the power dynamics shifted from former President Boris Yeltsin to Putin, documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky was on hand...

6.14
The World's Most Useful Airport

The World's Most Useful Airport

2019, Society

Before October 14, 2017, Saint Helena was largely isolated from the outside world. Famed as the site of Napolean's banishment in the final six years of his life, St. Helena is a beautiful tropical island in the midst of the South Atlantic Ocean. It is...

6.63
Fish Wars

Fish Wars

2019, Environment

The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is home to the world's most popular fish. Pangasius (also known as dory or catfish), drives a multi-billion dollar export industry. It's cheap and convenient to harvest, and its mass production has provided a livelihood for...

8.65