documentaries / current-affairs

Ghosts of Afghanistan

The West invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to topple the Taliban regime with promises of democracy, freedom and women’s rights. It was a disaster. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Corruption and abuses are endemic. What went wrong with “the good war”?

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Thailand: Tourism in the Age of Corona

To protect itself from coronavirus, Thailand completely closed its borders for six months before reopening them slowly. What has been the impact of this policy?

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The Teen Gangs of Paris

14 year old girl killed in a gang fight with a dozen other teenagers in February. Another 14 year old girl beaten, pushed into the Seine and left to drown by two classmates. In the past months, Paris has witnessed a wave of extreme youth violence.

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Green Warriors: Coal in the Lungs

Every year, 500,000 Europeans die prematurely due to air pollution. One of the main causes of this pollution is coal, still used in many countries. And this air pollution has no borders. It contaminates the entire continent.

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Julian Assange: The Price of Truth

The decision not to extradite Julian Assange to the United States is unlikely to be the end of his long struggle. For the past 10 years, Premiere Lignes has investigated Assange and the WikiLeaks network.

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On the Line

Every year, over 100,000 Mexicans are deported to their countries of origin by the U.S. administration. Many of them, however, have grown up or built their lives in the United States.

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Shadow Game

Every day teenagers who have fled their war-torn countries try to cross Europe’s borders in search of protection and a better life. They travel through a shadow world of minefields, bears, fast-flowing rivers, smugglers and border guards., desperately trying to win what they call 'The Game’.

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Fast Fashion: The Real Price of Low-Cost Fashion

Creating a dress for ten euros in Europe, in less than a fortnight. It’s not only possible, but it’s becoming the norm. Since the fashion industry went down the path of fast-fashion, it’s always both faster and cheaper - no matter the consequences.

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#DIESELGATE: How the car industry lied to us all

In this investigative documentary, industry insiders reveal how the dieselgate scandal is the logical consequence of a culture of profit maximization at the expense of morality, decency and legality.

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