As the city of Sochi prepares for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games, volunteers across the country are preparing to help the city greet the world. Join RTDoc’s James Brown as he meets the people volunteering their time for an event of international significance.
James Brown joins the crew of a fishing trawler to learn what working at sea is like. He spends three weeks on the open seas and has a go at various jobs and tasks of a seaman’s life. With his fiancée waiting for him ashore, he has to work very hard to fill the ship’s hold and come back in time for his own wedding.
It's dirty, demanding and highly dangerous, but in Russia coal mining is a multi-billion dollar business. Join James Brown as he travels to the Kuzbass, Russia's coal basin to see what it takes to work in an industry that employs more than 100,000 people, but which still claims lives every year.
Ecology has become a major buzzword in recent years and the problems aren’t just with carbon emissions, all waste has consequences and the more conscientious we are, the more we want to reduce the amount we throw out. In this 2 week experiment RT’s James Brown tries to live without generating any waste at all. It’s not as easy as it sounds!