Area Studies


New! The Man Who Tried to Feed the World 53 min.

The Man Who Tried to Feed the Worldrecounts the story ofNormanBorlaug,a manwhonot only solvedIndia’s famine problem but would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for hiswork butspent the rest of his life watching his methods and achievements come under increasing fire.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Taliban Country/The Luanda Leaks 54 min.

FRONTLINE presents two special reports from around the world. First, an on-the-ground story about the U.S. peace effort in Afghanistan that includesan unprecedented interview with the Taliban’s lead negotiator. Then an investigation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists examining how Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos became Africa’s richest woman.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Battle for Hong Kong 54 min.

With unique access inside the battle for Hong Kong, FRONTLINE follows five protesters through the most intense clashes over several months of pro-democracy protests. The film examines their struggle against growing influence from the communist government of China.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Anti-Zionism Is the New Anti-Semitism: A Debate 83 min.

Anti-Semitism, or hostility to Jews, has pervaded many parts of the world to varying degrees for centuries. When attacks on Jews turned violent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, some Jews formed a movement, known as Zionism, to create a separate homeland for the Jewish people. After the Holocaust resulted in the murder of 6 million Jews during World War II (1939–45), Zionists founded the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! China's Science Revolution 88 min.

Today China produces more scientists than any other country. And many of them are leading their fields; pushing advances in medicine, food production, robotics, radio astronomy, high energy physics, deep sea research, quantum computing and cosmology. Their work is not only shaping the future of China, but the future for all of us. We follow the challenges of constructing the world’s most sensit...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! China's Science Revolution: Episode 1 22 min.

One of the greatest problems facing society today is how to feed a population set to reach ten billion by 2050. We will need to produce as much food in the next thirty years as we have done in all human history. This is the story of three scientists in China who are pushing new frontiers in farming to rise to this challenge. From the genetic editing of crops, to improve their disease resistance...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! China's Science Revolution: Episode 2 24 min.

Technology usually advances in small steps, but there are spheres of science and engineering which are on the brink of making giant leaps that could change the world in dramatic ways. This is the story of three Chinese scientists and engineers who are leading such fields. Quantum physics has given rise to a new branch of science called quantum information, which many countries, including China, a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! China's Science Revolution: Episode 3 23 min.

Science is the driving force that's changed society the most in the last few centuries. Many of these advances have come from pure science research, done simply in the pursuit of knowledge, without applications in mind. This is the story of three Chinese scientists who've devoted their lives to pure scientific research; looking deeper into the Cosmos, the ocean, and the atom. We reveal just what...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! China's Science Revolution: Episode 4 24 min.

Constellations of global positioning system satellites have been orbiting the Earth for decades, but China's new satellite network called BeiDou, which harnesses atomic hydrogen clocks for extra precision, has been built with the new age of self-driving cars in mind. These networks of satellites for navigation and communication, make our lives increasingly susceptible to space weather; the large...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Last Persian Shah 53 min.

Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi would have been 100 years in October 2019. The Shah's story begins with good ideas and ideals and ends in bloody chaos. On the one hand, he helped carry Iran into modernity. His wealth was legendary, and his marriages made tabloid headlines for years. However, his name also stands for a time of human rights violations, vicious oppression and intolerance. Had Shah Reza P...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019