A programme exploring possible causes of the MH17 Flight tragedy. Through eye-witness interviews and expert opinion the film attempts to establish what might have brought down the ill-fated airliner and all 298 people aboard.
The largest tank producer in the world, Uralvagonzavod, is located in the Siberian city of Nizhny Tagil. This series follows Kirill and Vladimir, two young factory workers who have long dreamt of being taken on in the prestigious tank workshop.
The YPJ is the women’s division of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units formed to fight against ISIS, RTD correspondents were given exclusive access to spend 3 weeks at their boot camp. The young women who train for combat there, decided not to leave their survival to fate but to fight for their lives and their future. For their enemy, being killed by a woman means going to hell.
In Afghanistan women are not allowed to dance or go to parties so an old tradition kicks in, “bachas” are young boys who dress as women and dance for older men. Dancing though is not the only way the boys are used as substitutes.
As Russia approaches the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Fascism in Europe, this film reveals disturbing examples of a revival in far-right nationalism in Europe and Ukraine. Among other countries, the Baltic States have once again witnessed nationalists on the march, shouting slogans that sound painfully familiar. Never again?
RT Doc visits Angeles City in the Philippines, an infamous and popular sex tourism destination. The city is home to many children conceived by foreign holiday makers who took what they wanted and left offspring in their wake.
John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, a.k.a. ‘Popeye’ is something of a local hero to many in the Colombian city of Medellin. He’s stopped in the streets and asked for autographs and selfies. His celebrity is undiminished after spending 23 years in jail. In the heyday of the infamous Medellin drug cartel, he worked for Pablo Escobar as a hit-man, he still says he enjoyed the job in which he tortured and murdered literally hundreds and so, not everyone sees him as a hero.
They have 14-day work shifts, they’re always on the move and they have to be ready to deal with any situation. Meet the conductors of the Trans-Siberian train, Russia’s oldest and longest train route. For many, a journey on the Trans-Siberian train is a dream adventure. But, for the train’s team of conductors, it's just another job.
Where can you take to the snowy slopes in a bikini? Welcome to Russia! RT Doc’s Peter Scott explores some of the craziest things to do in Russia: from festivals on snowy mountains to a smash room ready to be destroyed. Nothing gets in the way of his madcap fun, not even a broken leg!
People fear them. They are outcasts, treated with contempt. They are frequently beaten and murdered simply because they are not like other people. Their skin is a different colour. This is not a film about the African-American civil rights movement in the mid-20th century. These twenty six minutes tell the story of those with the misfortune to be born an albino in Africa today.
Over 20 million Americans are prescribed medication for a variety of mental disorders. Even young children are being given pills to treat ‘behavioural problems’. The drugs are intended to help, but many patients say they just don’t work, are dangerously habit forming and have debilitating side effects.
The schoolgirls of Shaolin Epo Wushu College have little time to play with dolls. In their boarding school, they live by a tight schedule and strict discipline. Every day they train to fight with knives and swords. Living a Spartan lifestyle, they work hard to make their teachers and their country proud but only students who pass the exams are allowed to continue their education.
Afghanistan is the world’s biggest exporter of black-market opium from which heroin is made. It’s a multi-billion dollar business, responsible for around a 100 000 deaths every year and it’s a major source of income for terrorists. RT Doc travels to the poppy fields where death is harvested to find out why no one can put a stop to this deadly trade.
Letters written by a young man, Flip Slier, while condemned to the Nazi’s concentration camps, were found during a renovation of an old house in Amsterdam. RT correspondent and Flip’s relative, Paula Slier, goes on a personal journey to learn about his fate and those of 119 of her relatives who were killed in death camps.
RT Doc film crew follows a medical team in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic as they rush between areas hit by shelling to rescue the wounded. Risking their lives daily, the doctors treat civilians, DPR fighters and Ukrainian soldiers alike – in their eyes, they're all patients in need of urgent help.