Four young British ISIS recruits are excited to begin their new lives in Syria. Though convinced they have made the right decision, all are suddenly thrust into a reality they could never fully prepare for.
Recruits Jalal and Ziyaad experience bloody frontline battle, Shakira is thrown into a dangerous situation with a menacing ISIS commander and Ushna is confronted by the reality of life as a woman in Syria.
Over a period of seventeen years, the beautiful city of Florence was the scene of seven horrific double murders of young couples. Under pressure to find the killer, the authorities charged Pietro Pacciani who died before his trial. Many believe that the case remains unsolved and that the murders had been carried out by a group of well-connected and seemingly respectable Florentine citizens.
This two-part documentary filmed across Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, investigates the threat to Asia-Pacific from supporters of the Islamic State group. Featuring interviews with senior jihadis, their families and counter terrorism experts, this program details why radicalisation is spreading across the region, and how it is affecting every day people and communities. Over 750 Indonesians, Malaysians and Australians have gone to Syria to join ISIS or other militant groups. We tell the stories of the few who have gone to Syria and Iraq, and uncover the reasons behind - and the tragic consequences - of their radicalisation.
One in five Australians has experienced racism in the last 12 months according to one of the biggest ever surveys conducted on racism and prejudice in Australia, commissioned by SBS with the Western Sydney University. Ray Martin investigates the question: Is Australia Racist? This one hour documentary puts survey findings into action through a series of hidden camera social experiments, capturing the experience of racism through the eyes of those who have suffered it. The results are at times confronting, but 'Is Australia Racist?' also reveals inspiring Australians facing up to racism and standing up when witnessing discrimination.
Taunting those watching on security cameras, Stephen Griffiths paraded the weapon he had used to kill three women, a Crossbow. The PhD Criminology student poured through the history books to learn lessons from his serial-killer heroes before outing his own, unique murder method into action. When asked for his name in Court, Griffiths replied, "I suppose I am the Crossbow Cannibal." He later revealed how he had eaten his victims' body parts.
Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Michael Winterbottom and first time feature director Mat Whitecross chronicle the terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Known as the Tipton Three, in reference to their home town in Britain, the three were eventually returned to Britain and released, still having had no formal charges ever made against them at any time during their ordeal.
Few people had heard of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the brutal jihadist group that President Obama calls a "network of death." How did ISIS become a major force so quickly? And what does it mean for the US to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? These are all questions which ultimately affect Australia and the government's decision of whether or not to send troops back to Iraq. This documentary is a major, in-depth investigation of the brutal terrorist group's ascent, from veteran journalist Martin Smith, who has been documenting the Iraq conflict since 2003.
A killer terrorises Wichita, Kansas, preying on random people and families, tying them up, and strangling them. But then the killer goes quiet. When he resurfaces decades later, police find a way to lure him to reveal his identity - and it's a man no one suspected.
Over 20 years four dozen women are murdered in Washington State, many of them prostitutes, and five of the victims are found in the Green River. The notorious killer evades identification for decades, despite being arrested twice, taking a polygraph test, and submitting DNA samples.
London, 1971. In an age of open racism, fervent nationalism and anti-establishment passion, two politically engaged and idealistic young lovers, Marcus Hill and Jas Mitra, fight back against the injustice and deep-rooted prejudice they face on a daily basis.
Follows the detectives from the Amsterdam Vice Squad. The squad has a unique mandate as it operates within the liberal experiment that is modern Amsterdam, a city facing increasing tensions between racial and religious groups, as well as being the centre of the European sex traffic trade and the drug mule trails from Africa.
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.
A revealing and personal look into the life of the former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the world's most controversial and powerful political figures. From his early days in Washington to his time in the White House with President George W. Bush.
This film is a cross-country journey that focuses on several facets of the methamphetamine epidemic. From the oil fields of Wyoming and New Mexico to the homeless in Portland and the teens of Montana, filmmaker Justin Hunt spins a blue-collar tale of tragedy and triumph. Actor Val Kilmer lends his voicing talents as your narrator while exploring both the damage being done and community efforts to take back America. The documentary culminates with the introduction of James and Holly, a pair of meth addicts, and the parents of four children, who let Justin into their lives. American Meth does two things: It informs of the devastation that this drug is imposing on America, and it encourages Americans that it is possible to reclaim their friends, neighbours, families, one person at a time.
When government intern Chandra Levy goes missing just hours after she decides to move to a new city, detectives discover she may have been having an affair with a senator - the only suspect with a possible motive. A man already in jail claims to know more, but can he be trusted?
When a young man is brutally murdered in his home, the only suspect with a motive is his ex girlfriend, who claims she hasn't seen the victim for months. But detectives uncover a digital camera in the victim's washing machine, DNA evidence, and phone messages that tell a different story.
In association with Triple J's Hack, Tom Tilley hosts a live studio discussion that will unleash a brutally honest conversation about our apparent reputation as one of the world's biggest consumers per capita of illicit drugs. Delving into young Australians' relationships with drugs, we'll ask: Who takes what? Why? What's their real impact? And what should we do about them?
When a woman is gunned down in the parking lot of her therapist's office building, it looks like a random act of violence. But security footage and eyewitnesses quickly reveal that the murder is part of a larger, cold-blooded scheme carried out by a decorated community figure.
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.
It was hoped that British forces would leave Afghanistan without firing a shot. Instead, senior offices have described the conflict as the heaviest fighting the British Army has seen since the Korean War. Reporter Ben Anderson spent two months on the frontline in Helmand province in order to deliver an intimate portrait of British troops and their deadly battles with the Taliban. Anderson also wanted to witness what was being done to help with reconstruction, and to discover why it's being said that the British army could be in Afghanistan for the next 10 years.
Aileen Wuornos, a hitchhiking prostitute, was arrested in January 1991 for the murder of seven men in the woods of Florida. Dubbed the world's first female serial killer, her case earned her international infamy. In the early 1990s, filmmaker Nick Broomfield followed the hysterical media circus covering her bizarre and extraordinary trial. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Vice heads to Tijuana to speak with people who have been deported from the US (includes depictions of IV drug use). Then it's off to Japan, where we find out what sumo wrestlers do after they give up the sport. We also meet tech enthusiasts trying to merge man and machine.
When three different women who advertised in the Erotic Services section of Craigslist are assaulted, one of them killed, Boston police match surveillance video and witness reports to a young man that no one would ever suspect to be a killer.
The war on terror enters a new phase as home-grown lone wolves begin to strike in the US. The American military apparatus struggles to contain a threat that has moved to a new battlefield: the internet, where ISIS and other terror groups enlist and inspire individuals to commit acts of terror anywhere they can, posting instructions and even hit lists. Tragedies in Boston, San Bernardino and Orlando are stark reminders that despite all the increases in security, the threat lingers. New and unexpected allies join the counter offensive, including hackers and US businesses. But a climate of fear gives rise to more hate, and a new wave of domestic terror emerges, led by white nationalists.
After more than a decade of incarceration, Nelson manages to win over the young black Consciousness prisoners who are imprisoned on Robben Island with him. Oliver Tambo's campaign to 'Free Mandela' gains momentum, shining an international spotlight on the apartheid.
At a time when no-one feels entirely protected from terrorism, Sebastian Junger uses his first-hand experience to chronicle Syria's downward spiral and the human toll of the carnage brought on by the Islamic State.
How does a local militia run by a former criminal become the world's most feared terrorist organisation - a self-proclaimed state able to co-ordinate and inspire deadly attacks in cities and towns around the world? This program reveals the origins of the Islamic State, what they want to achieve, and how their shocking and violent tactics have redefined warfare in the 21st century. Focusing on fateful turning points in history, the documentary looks at America's eight year war in Iraq through the lens of the US policy makers, generals and intelligence officials who were there. They detail the missed opportunities that may have forestalled the rise of ISIS and track its evolving reign of terror through to the currently unfolding operations to roll back ISIS territory. Hear from attack survivors, and in an extraordinary interview, get a rare and unflinching first-hand look at life inside the Caliphate from an unrepentant ISIS fighter who justifies beheadings.
September 12th, 2001 was the first day of a new era in human history: the Age of Terror. The 9/11 attacks catapulted America to the front lines of a battle without rules or conventional tactics, where victory depended on decoding the DNA of an entirely new kind of warfare. After many years and thousands of lives lost, the world has been transformed by the conflict against terrorism, as nations across the globe struggle to meet the deadly and rising threat. Are we trapped in a war without end? Age of Terror seeks to answer the question by probing the historical roots of the conflict to uncover how today's terrorism has evolved and how we've fought back. This two-episode event begins with 9/11, as America wakes up to the most devastating assault ever to strike its soil. Through the lens of the attacks, we'll reveal the history of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, its origins, motives, tactics, and ultimate decline that leads to the rise of ISIS.
In this episode, traffic officers in Cambridgeshire offer an insight into their jobs, which include arresting drink drivers and issuing speeding tickets. The film reveals the close bonds that often develop between colleagues, and the banter they use as a shield against the duty they all dread - informing the next of kin when someone dies as the result of an accident on the road.
Despairing of the capability of the police and the courts to protect them, many have turned to an industry of private security offering protection for a price. Are the sometimes brutal methods of these private police really a solution, or just another part of the problem? The first stop for Louis is a meeting with William Mayangoni, the local co-ordinator for a security firm known as Mapogo. Based on the outskirts of Diepsloot, one of the squatter camps that rings Johannesburg, William investigates thefts for his mainly white clients. When he catches a suspect, he gives them "medicine": the alleged offender is beaten with a leather whip known as a sjambok. Although his clients seem to support what they see as "an African solution to an African problem", William's methods alienate the people of Diepsloot. Finally, their patience snaps, and William has to call out the real police in order to protect himself from the vicious threat of the mob. In the centre of Johannesburg, a security company called Bad Boyz works in an area called Hillbrow, notorious for its high crime rate. Louis meets company director Hendrik De Klerk, who explains that much of their activity involves reclaiming and securing buildings that have been taken over - or hijacked - by criminal gangs who illegally take rent from tenants. Louis watches dramatic evictions unfold, in which the police and security companies aren't afraid to use force to kick out the protesting residents, and progress often involves turfing families out onto the streets. While on patrol, Bad Boyz introduce Louis to an unseen Johannesburg underworld. Here, he meets the gang boss known only as 'The Chairman' and is escorted into a hijacked skyscraper to meet residents who have lived for years without electricity or water. As he watches Bad Boyz protect their buildings and tenants, Louis begins to wonder about their readiness to use violence, and witnesses the compromises that are made to keep order in a violent city.
Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog explores what it's like to face death by speaking to prisoners who are on death row. This episode Werner meets Robert Fratta, who was a public safety officer in Missouri City, Texas, but is now facing the death penalty for organising the murder of his ex- wife.
Filmed across Britain, from inner cities to country beats, this five-part series reveals what the police are up against every day of their working lives. The first episode joins the staff at the Medway custody suite in Gillingham, Kent - one of the busiest in the country, where 40 suspected criminals are processed every day.
From dirty protests to serious assaults; attempted suicides to hostage-taking - the danger is ever-present as officers at Aylesbury prison engage in a daily battle of wills, struggling to take control of damaged lives.
In 2015, Britain First - a party that wants to ban all trace of Islam from the UK - has emerged as a new name in far right politics. Join deputy leader Jayda Fransen as she embarks on their first public national campaign.
Angry White and Proud is powerful and shocking new documentary which delves into the world of the far-right in the UK. With the weakening of the English Defence League, splinter far-right groups are on the rise and this film provides a remarkably candid and disturbing look at the growing number of far right splinter groups that have emerged.
This episode focuses on the police officers who respond to emergency calls, and reveals the surprising issues that prompt people to dial 999. Kent constabulary receives about 250,000 calls every year, with 80 per cent classed as non-emergencies. Chief Inspector Nicola Faulconbridge discusses how the generation divide affects the situation, as staff find themselves settling petty disputes phoned in by young people.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.