Undercover Egypt (Egyptian Culture)Rating Think you know Egypt? Think again. Undercover Egypt weaves together controversial stories post-revolution, which tackle religion, gender, politics, sex and features a moving LGBTQ story of a lesbian who led an undercover life of her own. Leading the discussion is author Shereen El Feki who asks whether Egypt is ready for […]
One Minute to NineRating Every F—ing Day of My Life chronicles the last five days of freedom for Wendy Maldonado before she and her son are sentenced for the manslaughter death of her husband and explores the years of domestic abuse the family experienced prior to his death.
Out of Control: Ukraine’s Rogue MilitiasRating In 2014, Ukraine was under siege and the military was unprepared. Desperate, the government urged anyone to get to the front and fight the Russian-backed separatists. As the war drags on, Ukraine claims their military is now in control and the volunteers have all been disbanded. But we tracked […]
Muslim Transgender and banned in MalaysiaRating Muslim, trans and banned: In this documentary from 2016 we see religious police patrol the streets to arrest those they claim are posing as women after the government of Malaysia declared transgender people to be against Islam. Human rights groups have previously said Malaysia was one of the worst […]
Humans, Gods and TechnologyRating What will our world look like 25 years from now? Watch this lecture about the meaning of life shaped by technology in a near future. Nobody knows how our world will look like in 25 years. Perhaps our work is taken over by autonomous robots and we become the slaves of […]
The Controversy at Chappaquiddick: Jason Clarke on Playing Ted KennedyRating In 1969, Ted Kennedy drove his car off of a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, plummeting into a tidal channel below. He managed to escape the wreck alive, but, trapped inside the car, his passenger—Mary Jo Kopechne, a political strategist—died. The accident rocked the […]
Russian Spy Assassins: The Salisbury AttackRating Matt Frei explores the poisoning of Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, searching for clues to potential motives that could explain why the former British double agent was targeted. The search takes him into the murky world of espionage, politics and crime, examining whether the latest […]
Lily Allen on Politics, Trolls, and Her New RecordRating Sam Wolfson hangs out with Lily Allen, the London pop star. She’s about to drop her fourth solo album, but has become as famed for her politics as her music in recent years.