DocArchive: Abdi and the Golden Ticket - 25 Dec 201412/25/14
Assignment follows Abdi Nor, a winner of the annual US green card lottery, as he attempts to escape from a life of poverty in Kenya and realise the American dream.
The Documentary: Karaoke as Art?
Is karaoke now an art form? Music critic Katie Puckrik hits the clubs in Portland, Oregon
DocArchive: Karaoke as Art? 24 Dec 2014
Is karaoke now an art form? Music critic Katie Puckrik hits the clubs in Portland, Oregon, to find out.
The Documentary: The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra
From small church band to 100-strong orchestra and choir
DocArchive: Tupac Shakur: Hip Hop Immortal 31 Dec 2014
Tupac Shakur trained as an actor, posed as a street thug and became a best selling rapper, but he died in 1996. Mythologised and revered, is Tupac a modern Black American folk hero?
DocArchive: The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra
The Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste or Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra, is the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa. It was founded in the mid-1990s by Armande Diangienda. In the beginning a small handful of would be musicians, made long arduous...
The Documentary: Mothers of Jihadists
Mothers of jihadist fighters speak out to help counter the radicalisation of young people
DocArchive: Global Beats: Lisbon
Music pulsates in Lisbon, from the traditional and dramatic Fado to the contemporary Kuduro – a strain of Angolan dance music that combines electronic music with Caribbean inflections, born in the late 1980s. Musicians, such as the modern fadist and...
The Documentary: Afghan Women: Speaking out, Losing Lives
The lives of Afghan women in Kabul as the troops depart
DocArchive: Mothers of Jihadists
An international NGO, Women without Borders, based in Vienna, with years of experience working in the field of counter terrorism, is pioneering a strategy of using mothers of Jihadist fighters and supporters to help counter the radicalisation of young...
DocArchive: The Knights of New Russia 18 Dec 2014
Tim Whewell gains rare access to the shadowy world of Russia's radical nationalists fighting in eastern Ukraine for Novorossiya, or New Russia, and a dream of empires past.
DocArchive: Afghan Women: Speaking Out, Losing Lives
A vivid portrait of the everyday lives of girls and women at a turning point in Afghan history. Lyse Doucet visits Kabul to see how the lives of Afghan girls and women have changed since the fall of the Taliban 13 years ago, and to hear concerns that...
DocArchive: Greyhound 100
For 100 years, an intriguing mix of people have been criss-crossing the US by Greyhound bus. To mark the company's centenary, Laura Barton sets off on an unplanned journey ‘to look for America’. She is conscious of the discrepancy between what the bus...
DocArchive: Washington Redskins - 11 Dec 2014
Mike Wendling explores the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins. It's one of the most popular American football teams but many Native Americans say the name is racist.
DocArchive: Reclaiming the Swastika
For most people in the West, the swastika remains inextricably linked to the atrocities committed by the Nazis. But there have been calls to reclaim the symbol from its Nazi links and restore its origin as an ancient symbol for good luck. For many,...
DocArchive: Number Crunched
In the wake of the global economic crisis, what does capitalism mean to us today? Stand-up comedian Colm O’Regan visits the Kilkenomics Festival of economics and comedy in Kilkenny, Ireland, and heads to New York to ask what people really understand...
DocArchive: The War that Changed the World: Heroism
Life in the trenches during World War One, amongst rats, mud, shelling, barbed wire and unprecedented numbers of dead, called upon new reserves of both endurance and courage. But what did the war do to the ancient idea of heroism?
DocArchive: The World’s Most Dangerous Hospital - 4 Dec 2014
For Assignment, Chris Rogers goes undercover to reveal the hidden shame of Guatemala’s hospital for the mentally ill.
DocArchive: The Cult of Pablo Escobar 02 Dec 14
Two decades after the death of notorious drug baron Pablo Escobar in 1993, he still looms large in the Colombian psyche. In some quarters, there is an ambivalence towards this ruthless killer, an admiration for the man who made an estimated US $20...
DocArchive: The Lost Tapes of Orson Welles
Director Orson Welles was asked to write his life story in his later years. He declined but was convinced by his friend Henry Jaglom to discuss his life over a weekly lunch at their favourite Hollywood restaurant, Ma Maison. The hundreds of tapes,...
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