On 20 August 1940, the exiled Bolshevik leader was assassinated with an ice-pick by Ramon Mercader, who was undoubtedly working on behalf of Stalin and his secret police. Why was it still necessary for Stalin to assassinate him?
On the anniversary of 'The Apology' to the Stolen Generations of Australia, Miriam Corowa talks about the next steps in the healing of past traumas with board members of the newly created National Healing Foundation.
The journey of a family from poor Hunter Valley wine labourers to the owners of Australia's third largest wine company is one of the great success stories of business. But it is a story also of personal tragedy.
Matt Young treks across Patagonia's dramatic landscape to put his skills and nerves to the test by confronting the biggest, longest and most challenging rapid on Chile's Futaleufu river - the Terminator.
A group of 20 artists, scientists and educators travel to the remote and beautiful Arctic island of Spitzbergen to exchange ideas and plot ways of communicating to the wider world, concerns about the environment and climate change.
Agnes Abbott is an Eastern Arrente woman whose determination to care for her community has seen her at the forefront of initiatives to drive out alcohol and protect women and children from domestic violence.
Insects are the most diverse animal group on the planet. The key to their success is their unique ability to reshape themselves. They possess fearsome weapons, yet can display surprising tenderness and sophisticated behaviour.
Studying the Earth's atmosphere help scientists to understand the weather and long-term climate changes. Top discoveries about our planet include continental drift theories, the composition of the inner and outer cores of the Earth and cosmic radiation.
An Estonian by birth, Elmar Saarepere was forced to serve with the German army. He was interned after the war and not wanting to return to live under communism, took passage to Australia, arriving in 1947.
In this Christmas Day special episode of Compass, JTV Youth Network and triple J presenter Robbie Buck meets three different families from three different faiths, all celebrating the festive season in three different ways.
In Australia, the conflict between cities and biodiversity is intensifying. This documentary presents experts' views on how Australia's remarkable animals and plants are faring in their struggle against urban sprawl and how we can help them to survive.
Engaging stories from the world's smallest people which look at intriguing aspects of the human body and give thought-provoking insights into the lives of people whom much of the world treat as freaks.
Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to match her wit and intellect with her designer shoes!
In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina throughout New Orleans in 2005, this documentary follows legendary 82-year-old Jewish photographer Herman Leonard as he struggles to rescue and reconstruct a unique American archive.
Contemporary artists, photographers and opinion leaders unravel the extraordinary and mysterious impact of Johannes Vermeer on our day and age. Features Tom Hunter, Chuck Close, Erwin Olaf and Philip-Lorca diCorcia and many more.
American artists, Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder stepped forward in the 1950s to play a vital part in the newly energised worlds of modern dance and have enjoyed a 47-year marriage and creative partnership that has sustained their accomplishments.
Zoe Palmer travels to one of the least known nations in Europe - Albania. Although located on the Adriatic Sea, close to many popular destinations, very few travellers make it to this spectacular and fascinating country.
Richard Wagner sought the ideal woman throughout his life, according to this documentary. As a 22-year-old music director, he married Minna Planer, a successful soprano, but later became infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck.
Features an inspiring collection of films from six promising Chinese filmmakers. In this episode, Mongolians who move to the bustling, modern city are facing the threat of losing their language and their culture.
Only 400 people have become astronauts in the last 50 years, but it is entrepreneur Richard Branson's goal to bring space travel to ordinary people. His Virgin Galactic venture is set to take 1000 people to space in its first year.
This fast and fun documentary explores the intriguing world of competitive jump rope. Jump! follows five jump rope teams from around the US who push themselves to their physical and psychological limits on their path to the World Rope Skipping Championships.
A documentary about a young Arab-Israeli girl, Shadya. Director Roy Westler shows a struggle between ambition and tradition as a spirited Israeli-Arab girl challenges the traditional Muslim lifestyle planned for her by fighting to become a World Karate Champion.