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Eagle Huntress

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Aisholpan is a 13-year-old girl from a remote Mongolian tribe, who dreams of becoming an eagle hunter - just like her father and her grandfather before him. The ancient traditio ...

31-07-2021

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Hillsong Church: God Goes Viral

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This Storyville documentary details the story of celebrity favourite and globally trending megachurch Hillsong. In a relatively short time it has grown explosively, from small f ...

21-07-2021

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Carlos Ghosn: The Last Flight

Storyville - Carlos Ghosn: The Last Flight

In December 2019, Carlos Ghosn, former CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, charged with financial crimes, stunned the world by fleeing Japan in a box supposedly containing a pri ...

14-07-2021

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Raising A School Shooter

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As the disaster of yet another school shooting hits, some parents are faced with a brutal fact: their child was the one pulling the trigger. In this powerful and sensitively tol ...

07-07-2021

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Petite Fille

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Petite Fille (Little Girl) is a moving and sensitive portrait of a young French girl called Sasha, who was assigned male at birth. This poignant and emotional documentary follow ...

04-07-2021

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The Queen Of Africa: The Miriam Makeba Story

Storyville - The Queen Of Africa: The Miriam Makeba Story

A Storyville documentary that takes a look at the life of South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba. Forced into a life of exile for exposing the harsh realit ...

15-06-2021

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When We Were Kings

Storyville - When We Were Kings

On 30 October 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire - the \

08-05-2021

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A German Life: Goebbels's Secretary Remembers

Storyville - A German Life: Goebbels's Secretary Remembers

Actress Maggie Smith made a triumphant return to the stage to perform the role of 103-year-old Brunhilde Pomsel, secretary and stenographer to the Nazi-propaganda minister, Jose ...

22-04-2021

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Collective: Unravelling A Scandal

Storyville - Collective: Unravelling A Scandal

In 2015, a fire at a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania, leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon afterwards, the burn victims recovering in hospital - from seemingly non-life-threaten ...

21-04-2021

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Undercover Oap: The Mole Agent

Storyville - Undercover Oap: The Mole Agent

A recently widowed 83-year-old goes undercover in a Chilean nursing home in a warm-hearted and surprising look at age, isolation and loneliness. \n\nSergio is a Chilean spy - so ...

19-04-2021

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Dark Secrets Of A Trillion Dollar Island: Garenne

Storyville - Dark Secrets Of A Trillion Dollar Island: Garenne

Dark Secrets of a Trillion Dollar Island: Garenne tells the extraordinary story of the child abuse scandal that erupted on the idyllic island of Jersey in 2007. For a long time, ...

15-03-2021

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The Hunt For Gaddafi's Billions

Storyville - The Hunt For Gaddafi's Billions

This investigative Storyville documentary takes us inside the dark and mysterious world of spies, special forces and political insiders as they race to find Colonel Muammar Gadd ...

03-03-2021

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Into The Storm: Surfing To Survive

Storyville - Into The Storm: Surfing To Survive

After finding a broken surfboard on his local beach, Jhonny Guerrero, a teenager from one of Peru’s toughest barrios, sets his heart on becoming a professional surfer. Wit ...

24-02-2021

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Whirlybird: Live Above La

Storyville - Whirlybird: Live Above La

Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (then known as Bob) spent the 80s and 90s capturing the city’s most epic breaking ...

18-02-2021

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My Mother's Lost Children

Storyville - My Mother's Lost Children

An eccentric Jewish family is thrown into turmoil when two stolen children reappear after 40 years.

24-01-2021

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John Curry: The Ice King

Storyville - John Curry: The Ice King

One of the greatest ice skaters of all time, John Curry transformed a dated sport into an art form and made history by becoming the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homo ...

14-12-2020

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Red Penguins: Murder, Money And Ice Hockey

Storyville - Red Penguins: Murder, Money And Ice Hockey

A tale of capitalism and opportunism run amok - complete with gangsters, strippers and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Sovi ...

07-12-2020

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Locked In: Breaking The Silence

Storyville - Locked In: Breaking The Silence

An intimate, personal and surprisingly life-affirming story with a rare illness, Guillain-Barré syndrome, at its heart.\n\nDirector Xavier Alford is finally confronting a ...

03-12-2020

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The Hijacker Who Vanished: The Mystery Of Db Cooper

Storyville - The Hijacker Who Vanished: The Mystery Of Db Cooper

A mysterious fugitive, a hijacked airplane and a daring mid-air escape. This is the extraordinary, real-life tale of one of the greatest unsolved heists in American history and ...

23-11-2020

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The Night Notre-dame Burned

Storyville - The Night Notre-dame Burned

A Storyville documentary that tells the dramatic story of the devastating fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral on 15 April 2019. Blow by blow, it follows the team of brave firefighters ...

16-11-2020

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Pepe The Frog: Feels Good Man

Storyville - Pepe The Frog: Feels Good Man

Pepe the Frog started life in 2005 as a cute cartoon character in Boy’s Club, an American indie comic on Myspace. Today, he is known as an international hate symbol after ...

26-10-2020

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Hurt Locker Hero

Storyville - Hurt Locker Hero

The heart-stopping story of 'Crazy Fakhir', a Kurdish colonel in the Iraqi army and legendary bomb disposal expert who single-handedly disarmed thousands of landmines ...

29-07-2020

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Olympic Dreams Of Russian Gold - Over The Limit

Storyville - Olympic Dreams Of Russian Gold - Over The Limit

'You're not a human being, you're an athlete,' 20-year-old Rita is told by one of her two merciless coaches as she prepares to represent Russia in rhythmic g ...

21-07-2020

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The Trial Of Ratko Mladic

Storyville - The Trial Of Ratko Mladic

The Trial of Ratko Mladic, the worst times in Europe since the Second World War and the man at the heart of them.\n\nOn the 22nd of November 2017, the Bosnian Serb general, Ratk ...

13-07-2020

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Jailed In America

Storyville - Jailed In America

For director Roger Ross Williams, prison was not a distant possibility when he was growing up, but a daily threat. 'As a young black man in a chaotic environment, I always ...

01-07-2020

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Poisoning America: The Devil We Know

Storyville - Poisoning America: The Devil We Know

A Storyville documentary following a group of citizens in West Virginia who take on a corporation after they discover it has been dumping a toxic chemical into the water supply.

08-09-2019

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Under The Wire

Storyville - Under The Wire

On 13 February 2012, war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged city of Homs, ...

11-08-2019

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The Farthest: Voyager's Interstellar Journey

Storyville - The Farthest: Voyager's Interstellar Journey

Twelve billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our solar system and entering the void of deep space. It is the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within ...

06-08-2019

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How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin

Storyville - How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin

Documentary which tells the extraordinary unknown story of how the Beatles helped to destroy the USSR.\n \nIn August 1962, director Leslie Woodhead made a two-minute film in Liv ...

28-06-2019

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2013-2014 - Russia's Toughest Prison: The Condemned

Storyville - 2013-2014 - Russia's Toughest Prison: The Condemned

Storyville: Documentary which looks into the hidden world of one of Russia's most impenetrable and remote institutions - a maximum security prison exclusively for murderers.

11-06-2019

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Pervert Park

Storyville - Pervert Park

Pervert Park is a film about the people no-one wants as a neighbour. It follows the everyday lives of sex offenders, living in a trailer-park community and struggling to reinteg ...

08-04-2019

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Toffs, Queers And Traitors: The Extraordinary Life Of Guy Burgess

Storyville - Toffs, Queers And Traitors: The Extraordinary Life Of Guy Burgess

It was a scandal that shook the British establishment to its roots. In June 1951, the government was forced to admit that two Foreign Office diplomats had disappeared. One of th ...

03-04-2019

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The Internet’s Dirtiest Secrets: The Cleaners

Storyville - The Internet’s Dirtiest Secrets: The Cleaners

7,000 miles from Silicon Valley in downtown Manila, a secret team of content moderators have a target of 25,000 Facebook, Google and Twitter posts to delete each day. Trawling t ...

19-03-2019

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Defying The Cutting Season

Storyville - Defying The Cutting Season

Every year during the December school holidays the ‘cutting season’ takes place in Tanzania. Even though Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal, thousands of you ...

26-02-2019

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Waco: Madman Or Messiah Part 2

Storyville - Waco: Madman Or Messiah Part 2

This episode begins with the fateful ATF raid. The two-and-a-half-hour gun battle rapidly develops into a stand-off with the FBI, watched by the world’s media. Tanks are s ...

03-01-2019

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Waco: Madman Or Messiah Part 1

Storyville - Waco: Madman Or Messiah Part 1

In 1993, Mt. Carmel Ranch outside Waco, Texas, was the site of the deadliest siege in American history. A 51-day standoff with federal agents ended in tragedy, all at the hands ...

02-01-2019

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Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic

Storyville - Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic

Portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor which chronicles his life from his troubled youth to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected - and controversial - comic acto ...

17-12-2018

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Quest: Surviving In America

Storyville - Quest: Surviving In America

An intimate portrait of the African-American Rainey family as they navigate life in their north Philadelphia neighbourhood gripped by poverty, drugs and gun violence. Filmed ove ...

12-11-2018

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Selling Children

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For middle-class Indian director Pankaj Johar, child slavery was an issue seemingly far removed from his life. Despite seeing children in the marketplace, factories and street c ...

29-10-2018

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A Woman Captured

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A Woman Captured is a raw and intimate portrayal of the psychology behind enslavement. Director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter offers an evocative study of a woman so debased and disrega ...

22-10-2018

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Sync Or Swim

Storyville - Sync Or Swim

When Welsh film-maker Dylan Williams followed his lover to Stockholm, the first thing his language teacher told him was that the way to fit into Swedish society was to join a cl ...

24-07-2018

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Insha'allah Democracy

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As Pakistan prepare for their 2018 elections, Insha'Allah Democracy follows film-maker Mo Naqvi during the country's last election, when he was a first-time voter and ...

23-07-2018

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This Is Congo

Storyville - This Is Congo

A Storyville documentary. A raw and unfiltered insight into the bloodiest conflict since the Second World War. Over the last two decades, the mineral-rich Democratic Republic of ...

27-06-2018

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City Of Ghosts

Storyville - City Of Ghosts

Bafta-nominated documentary telling the story of website Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), where a group of young men band together and risk their lives to document an ...

11-06-2018

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Trophy: The Big Game Hunting Controversy

Storyville - Trophy: The Big Game Hunting Controversy

Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions come closer to extinction each year; since 1970 the world has lost 60 per cent of all wild animals. Their devastating ...

29-01-2018

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When Rock Arrived In North Korea: Liberation Day

Storyville - When Rock Arrived In North Korea: Liberation Day

To the surprise of a whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian now Slovenian cult band Laibach became the first rock group ever invited to perform in the dictatorially repressed state of ...

07-12-2017

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Last Men In Aleppo

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After five years of war in Syria the remaining 350,000 citizens of Aleppo are constantly under siege. Through the eyes of the volunteers of the White Helmets, in this film we ex ...

27-11-2017

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Queerama

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31-07-2017

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Tokyo Girls

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27-06-2017

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