Detective Bechara Jahlk is the most famous private eye in Brazil, known for employing a team of young female agents. This documentary follows a case brought to Jahlk's attention by a 68-year-old import-export entrepreneur, who suspects a link between his company and drug-trafficking in Rio's harbour, and fears that his son Luiz might be involved. Discretion is paramount, so Jahlk sends in his three 'angels', armed with sophisticated surveillance equipment, to infiltrate Luiz's social network.
More people have tried to murder the world’s most famous socialist than any man alive. Governments and gunmen have been trying to get Cuban’s revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, for 50 long years. The men who tried to kill Castro have spent decades in the shadows but now they have come forward to reveal their secrets. Who are these men? Heroes or villains? And what made them hate Castro enough to want him dead? This is not a film about Castro, nor is it simply a lesson from Cold War history; it is a thought-provoking and serious essay about a political obsession that says as much about America’s foreign policy today as it does about the past.
Itaparica is Brazil's largest island. Its beaches and stunning coral reef are popular with fishermen and eco-tourists alike. But behind the facade lies another reality, that of the degradation of the island's marine environment. Ex-fisherman turned environmentalist Ze Pescador plays a key role at PRO-MAR, an NGO which promotes marine protection and fights against over-fishing and dynamite fishing.
The feature length Oscar-winning version of Taxi to the Dark Side. Over one hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in US custody during the war on terror. Taxi to the Dark Side takes an in-depth look at one case: an Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar who was considered an honest and kind man by the people of his rustic village. So when he was detained by the U.S military one afternoon, after picking up three passengers, the villagers wondered why this man was randomly chosen to be held in prison, and, especially, without trial?
Screening on SBS ONE, on the same day that Americans vote in mid-term elections, is Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records, who actively campaign against the community they covertly belong to.
At the age of 28, Yariv Mozer was drafted as a reserve soldier in the second war in Lebanon in 2006. He took his camera with him, and over time interviewed many soldiers and officers. Through their stories he shows the devastation and the destruction caused by this war.
In 2007, the French National Maritime Museum in Paris held a unique exhibition of toy boats, some 150 years old; Tutus to Sydney - When the Paris Opera Ballet came to Sydney in 2007 for the first time in its history, eight containers with sets, props, costumes and other equipment sailed ahead of the dancers.
In 1999, an 89 year-old woman named Doris 'Granny D' Haddock, laced up her sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections. Making friends, enemies and news headlines, Granny D's protest walk lasted 3200 miles and caught the attention of both political players and regular citizens. Five years later, when state Senator Burt Cohen dropped out of the election race, the Democratic Party had just 24 hours to fill Cohen's place on the ballot. Who stepped forward to take the opening? 94 year-old Granny D.
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina, and is known as the 'world's end', as it is the southernmost city in the world. Due to its attractive tax laws, many factories have chosen to relocate in Ushuaia, along with their workers and families, but there is now a shortage of accommodation, which means rents are very high.
For the last 30 years, Chief Tipene O'Regan, a man of both Maori and Irish ancestry, has had only one obsession: the return of Maori fishing rights and access to the resources of the sea. Currently, the commercial empire of the Maori represents about half of New Zealand's fishing industry and aquaculture.
The Aral Sea lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south. Once the world's fourth-largest inland saline body of water the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet Union irrigation projects. There is now an ongoing effort in Kazakhstan supported by a Danish humanitarian group, Aral Tenizi, to save and replenish the North Aral Sea.
Over-fishing by the Yemenite shark fishermen of the Red Sea is taking its toll, and the shark population is starting to dwindle, a harsh reality for fishermen like Said who are among the poorest in the country.
The US President has inherited some of the greatest foreign policy challenges in American history: an overstretched military, frayed alliances and wars on two fronts. This Frontline program gives viewers an inside look at the real policy choices the President faces. It features expert strategists and diplomats giving their advice on how to correct past failures, and how to shape a realistic foreign policy approach in the Middle East.
Macau has overtaken Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, but there's another side to it, on the quiet, green island of Coloane; and The Dahlak Archipelago - Only a few venture to the inhospitable but pristine islands of the Dahlak Archipelago in Eritrea.
What if there was one day when, for 24 hours, the world stopped killing? Is the idea of lasting world peace one day an impossible dream? Not for young Londoner, former sci-fi actor and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley. In 1998 he decided to get national leaders to commit to a cessation of hostilities for at least one designated day each year. He discovered that there already was an international "Peace Day" but its date was not fixed and very few knew of its existence. Its observance was ignored.
Go inside the White House with President Barack Obama and his family - this special captures every facet of presidential life from the mundane to the memorable.
Is the American cotton industry in crisis? Not according to cotton exporter Jeff, whose company alone manages four million bales of cotton each year, a billion-dollar annual turnover. One harvest will head to Turkey, before being re-imported to the US as T-shirts or luxury towels.
The construction of the longest seawall in the world, Saemangeum in South Korea, has disrupted the lives of fishermen in the fishing community of Kewado, which was once known as the shell food capital of South Korea.
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