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The World's Cleverest Child and Me

The World's Cleverest Child and Me

2009, Society

Can a child prodigy lead a normal life? Are their supreme gifts primarily the product of nature or nurture? This is the thesis behind The World's Cleverest Child and Me, a cheerfully entertaining documentary from Channel 4. Guided by affable reporter...

6.72
Utopia

Utopia

2013, Society

With its grand sweeping vistas and awe-inspiring natural wonders, Australia is the closest you can get to a picture postcard paradise, particularly if you're a member of the wealthy elite. But the country's earliest inhabitants have come to know a...

8.29
Chechnya: Republic of Contrasts

Chechnya: Republic of Contrasts

2013, Society

In the aftermath of two wars, Chechnya is haunted by memories of great desolation and turmoil. But today, it's become a visiting ground for celebrities. A bustling haven for growing infrastructure, and home to one of the largest mosques in Russia. The...

5.74
Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

2016, Society

The young mother returned to work three months after giving birth. She was wracked with guilt over leaving her infant son in the care of strangers, but grudgingly accepted that it was the reality for working parents living in the United States....

6.57
The Slum

The Slum

2014, Society

An epic document of living conditions within one of the world's poorest regions, The Slum is human drama of the highest order. Produced in six parts by Al Jazeera, the film allows us to experience the totality of what it means to live in an...

8.16
Cash for Kim

Cash for Kim

2016, Society

In 2014, at a colossal shipyard in Gdynia, Poland, a welder suffered an on-the-job accident which cost him his life. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the victim was an immigrant from North Korea who was sent to work at the shipyard under the...

8.18
Britain's Modern Slave Trade

Britain's Modern Slave Trade

2016, Society

It's the kind of thing you wouldn't expect to find within the suburban neighborhoods of Britain. But the slave trade is alive and well in these areas, and its presence is insidious and widespread. A searing undercover investigation mounted by Al...

8.51
Salam Alaikum Sweden

Salam Alaikum Sweden

2016, Society

Sweden has garnered a reputation as one of the most generous countries when it comes to providing sanctuary to the world's struggling immigrant population. On a per capita basis, they welcome the highest number of refugees in all of Europe. This...

6.95
How Hackers Changed the World

How Hackers Changed the World

2013, Society

For some, they're the world's most venal perpetrators of cyber-terrorism. For others, they're the poster group for the latest evolution in political and social activism. They call themselves Anonymous - a collective of hackers whose substantial skills...

7.78
The Congo Dandies

The Congo Dandies

2015, Society

You don't expect the most extravagant fashions to be flaunted in the regions of the world which are hardest hit by severely compromised living conditions and widespread poverty. But a group in the Congo known as The Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant...

7.71
#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

2015, Society

The scourge of racial inequality in America has become more visible than in any period since the Civil Rights Movement five decades ago. This enhanced public awareness is largely the product of a new movement of concerned and exasperated Americans...

4.71
Whoa Canada

Whoa Canada

2015, Society

The widespread prominence and popularity of viral media does more than merely entertain; it provides a valuable forum where activists and filmmakers can address key issues and affect tangible change. So it is with the new documentary Whoa Canada, a...

7.27