• 00:00
    Black Lives

    Young African Americans like Steven Stewart from Philadelphia often grow up in crime-ridden areas with substandard schools. RTD finds out how the community is stepping in to give them the skills they need to turn their lives around. At YESPhilly, Steven’s second chance high school, youngsters learn to persevere in order to graduate, transforming their job prospects in the process. Moreover, a Black Guns Matters activist trains them in gun safety, which is essential for reducing gun fatalities amongst African Americans. In New York, Black Lives Matters protests allow high schoolers to practice defending their rights.

  • 00:30
    History

    In late 1966, Ernesto Che Guevara came to Bolivia to incite a guerrilla war, but he was largely unsuccessful in winning peasants over to his revolutionary cause. After 11 months, he was captured and executed. This film features the memories of people who met or had contact with this enigmatic, yet iconic figure during his final days. Their stories give insight into the reasons for his demise and his legacy in Bolivia. 

  • 01:00
    Crime and Terrorism
    In 2006, the Parshall Oil Field was discovered in North Dakota, and oil companies joined a frenzied rush to extract the black gold. Thousands of oil workers moved in to take high paying jobs in the industry. Unusually high incomes, boredom, long working hours in a mostly male environment combine to create the perfect marketplace for traffickers selling sex and drugs. Incidents of road death and domestic violence have risen dramatically.
  • 02:00
    Environment

    Life was good for people in the Indonesian village of Semunying Jaya, comfortably living off the surrounding forests. That all changed when Duta Palma began to cut down the Dayak Iban people’s rainforest and replace it with oil palms. The corporation’s plantations have poisoned the environment, and now farming, fishing, and hunting are virtually impossible. But the villagers aren’t willing to give up without a fight.

  • 02:30

    Four wheelchair dancers from Moscow are in Sochi for a disabled artists festival. Old hands Irina and Dimitry try to advise the young, headstrong couple Evgeny and Nursina. They battle each other, and Sochi’s traffic when out shopping. Evgeny and Nursina get to swim in the sea for the first time. In the end, their flawless performance wins applause and accolades.

  • 02:55

    While Irina rests, the other three intrepid wheelchair dancers take time to visit the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. Even before they leave, Nursina gets lost. It doesn’t run entirely smoothly as the trio has problems with steep inclines at the resort. Nevertheless, Nursina, Evgeny, and Dimitry get a high from riding the cable car and chair lifts into the picturesque mountains.

  • 04:00
    Sklif

    Ekaterina is a young woman who has been suffering from a serious kidney disease for half her life. She has been dependent on dialysis for the last six years. Finally, after waiting for a donor organ for 2.5 years, it’s her operation day. She is hoping that following surgery she can lead a normal life and start a family.

  • 04:30
    Sklif

    Vasily’s childhood ailment led to a chronic kidney disease that then became a life-threatening condition. Eventually, he must have a kidney transplant. He is given the choice to have it now or put off the operation and remain on dialysis.

  • 05:00
    Sklif

    Vyacheslav is suffering from a rare genetic disorder that causes abnormal bone growth. This results in his body being painfully disfigured, but worse than that, it causes damage to his internal organs. Will Sklif surgeon Evgeny Tarabrin be able to perform the operation other doctors refuse to do?

  • 05:30
    Sklif

    A diagnosis of hepatitis B came as a shock to Vyacheslav. He always thought of himself as a healthy man and never visited doctors. As the disease has led to cirrhosis, Vyacheslav now needs a liver transplant. 

  • 06:00
    Sklif

    Twenty-six-year-old Aleksey has been suffering from cystic fibrosis all his life. His genetic condition has deteriorated drastically and he now needs a lung transplant to survive. He hopes the surgery will enable him to lead a normal life, just like his healthy peers.

  • 06:30
    Sklif

    Sergey is in a critical condition. After his heart attack, he needs life-saving surgery. Now he must choose between having an artificial ventricle to repair his heart or a complete organ transplant. 

  • 07:00
    Environment

    The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed.

  • 07:30
    Society

    Twenty four years since being devastated by genocide, Rwanda has become a role model for women's rights in Africa, with female members of society now pursuing careers and taking on leadership roles. However, many poorer and less educated women have been unable to take advantage of their new rights and find their realities little changed. RTD spoke to both women in power and those in menial jobs to find out if gender equality has truly been achieved in Rwanda or whether it's still a work in progress.

  • 08:00
    Lifestyle

    “La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price.

  • 08:30
    Discovering Russia

    Looming large across the Kerch Strait, the Crimean Bridge now links mainland Russia and Crimea after opening to car traffic. The ambitious infrastructure project ensures fast and reliable transportation for locals and tourists, travelling to the Black Sea peninsula. Follow RTD on a journey to Crimea to see every nook and cranny of the bridge construction and to explore must-see tourist attractions.

  • 09:30
    Red Tourism Series

    Hidden away in the USSR during China’s revolution, these children of China’s first communist revolutionaries were raised in a special Soviet boarding school and felt more Russian than Chinese. Now, more than 70 years on, Beijing residents and childhood friends Li Duoli and Zhao Qilian, aka Tolya and Ira, are planning a trip back to their fondly remembered second ‘homeland’.

  • 10:00
    Professions

    A cartoonist’s vocation is to draw attention to what’s wrong in society, at least as he sees it! What happens though, if the most important issues are taboo and any kind of public criticism might cost him his life?

  • 10:30
    The Panama Chronicles

    The first instalment of the Panama Chronicles explores the origin of the hack and shows how the stolen information made its way to the public. It takes a look at ICIJ, the group of journalists that led the investigation, as well as their choice of material to publish. You’ll also meet some of the victims and learn how their lives were affected. 

  • 11:30
    The Panama Chronicles

    The second instalment of the Panama Chronicles takes an in-depth look at the offshore legal firm whose data was hacked and its founders. It also speculates on who could have stolen the information, as well as how and why. Finally, the film looks at who might have ultimately been behind the leak and explores possible motivations.

  • 12:30
    History

    In late 1966, Ernesto Che Guevara came to Bolivia to incite a guerrilla war, but he was largely unsuccessful in winning peasants over to his revolutionary cause. After 11 months, he was captured and executed. This film features the memories of people who met or had contact with this enigmatic, yet iconic figure during his final days. Their stories give insight into the reasons for his demise and his legacy in Bolivia. 

  • 13:00
    Arts & Culture

    Many young girls dream of becoming ballerinas, but only very few are prepared to apply the all-out effort and make the sacrifices that this dream demands. The Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg welcomes the most talented and determined young dancers, but it makes them no promises.

  • 14:00
    Environment

    Life was good for people in the Indonesian village of Semunying Jaya, comfortably living off the surrounding forests. That all changed when Duta Palma began to cut down the Dayak Iban people’s rainforest and replace it with oil palms. The corporation’s plantations have poisoned the environment, and now farming, fishing, and hunting are virtually impossible. But the villagers aren’t willing to give up without a fight.

  • 14:30

    Four wheelchair dancers from Moscow are in Sochi for a disabled artists festival. Old hands Irina and Dimitry try to advise the young, headstrong couple Evgeny and Nursina. They battle each other, and Sochi’s traffic when out shopping. Evgeny and Nursina get to swim in the sea for the first time. In the end, their flawless performance wins applause and accolades.

  • 14:55

    While Irina rests, the other three intrepid wheelchair dancers take time to visit the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. Even before they leave, Nursina gets lost. It doesn’t run entirely smoothly as the trio has problems with steep inclines at the resort. Nevertheless, Nursina, Evgeny, and Dimitry get a high from riding the cable car and chair lifts into the picturesque mountains.

  • 15:30
    Black Lives

    Young African Americans like Steven Stewart from Philadelphia often grow up in crime-ridden areas with substandard schools. RTD finds out how the community is stepping in to give them the skills they need to turn their lives around. At YESPhilly, Steven’s second chance high school, youngsters learn to persevere in order to graduate, transforming their job prospects in the process. Moreover, a Black Guns Matters activist trains them in gun safety, which is essential for reducing gun fatalities amongst African Americans. In New York, Black Lives Matters protests allow high schoolers to practice defending their rights.

  • 16:00
    Society

    Twenty four years since being devastated by genocide, Rwanda has become a role model for women's rights in Africa, with female members of society now pursuing careers and taking on leadership roles. However, many poorer and less educated women have been unable to take advantage of their new rights and find their realities little changed. RTD spoke to both women in power and those in menial jobs to find out if gender equality has truly been achieved in Rwanda or whether it's still a work in progress.

  • 16:30
    Lifestyle

    “La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price.

  • 17:00
    Discovering Russia

    Looming large across the Kerch Strait, the Crimean Bridge now links mainland Russia and Crimea after opening to car traffic. The ambitious infrastructure project ensures fast and reliable transportation for locals and tourists, travelling to the Black Sea peninsula. Follow RTD on a journey to Crimea to see every nook and cranny of the bridge construction and to explore must-see tourist attractions.

  • 18:00
    Health

    This is a game in which the stake is human life. These people play with death. While the grim reaper stands at the head of the dying person’s bed, waiting for their final breath, volunteers from the Dutch “Ambulance Wish Foundation” arrive. They are prepared to fulfil any last wish of the patient. Completely free of charge! 

  • 18:30
    now
    Red Tourism Series

    Hidden away in the USSR during China’s revolution, these children of China’s first communist revolutionaries were raised in a special Soviet boarding school and felt more Russian than Chinese. Now, more than 70 years on, Beijing residents and childhood friends Li Duoli and Zhao Qilian, aka Tolya and Ira, are planning a trip back to their fondly remembered second ‘homeland’.

  • 19:00
    The Panama Chronicles

    The first instalment of the Panama Chronicles explores the origin of the hack and shows how the stolen information made its way to the public. It takes a look at ICIJ, the group of journalists that led the investigation, as well as their choice of material to publish. You’ll also meet some of the victims and learn how their lives were affected. 

  • 20:00
    The Panama Chronicles

    The second instalment of the Panama Chronicles takes an in-depth look at the offshore legal firm whose data was hacked and its founders. It also speculates on who could have stolen the information, as well as how and why. Finally, the film looks at who might have ultimately been behind the leak and explores possible motivations.

  • 21:00

    Working at a mine is hard and oftentimes dangerous. It involves dealing with heavy machinery and explosions. It also involves a joint collaboration of professionals with different skills and jobs. Many of them are women. Meet the ladies who do what many would consider a job reserved for tough men.

  • 21:30

    The Kachkanar Mining Complex is getting ready for a big concert for Mother’s Day. The flamboyant director Olga is busy organising the programme and helping performers overcome stage fright. Tune in to find out whether her efforts are successful.

  • 22:00

    Hard-working Tatyana Rozhdestvenskaya doesn’t pause for a minute. After her shift at the Kachkanar Mining Complex is over, she works as a local councillor. As she juggles the roles of dispatcher and councillor, she must find time to care of her children and help solve problems for male work colleagues.

  • 22:30

    Workers at the Kachkanar complex know how vital it is to keep fit and set an example for local youngsters. They play football, ski and coach the children. Find out about their hobbies and the children following in their footsteps.

  • 23:00

    The quarry is getting ready for a big explosion that will let Kachkanar miners reach new ore. The operation is rigorous and dangerous. While technician Valentina mixes up the explosive emulsion, engineer Elena calculates how many holes have to be drilled and how much explosive to pour. Meanwhile, dispatcher Tatyana makes sure workers and equipment are out of harm's way in time for the blast.

  • 23:30

    Mount Kachkanar is a popular attraction among locals. However, mining activity at the complex threatens its lure. Tatyana Rozhdestvenskaya comes up with a plan to build a ski resort to draw tourists. Yet, her project faces opposition among some in the town administration.

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