Area Studies


New! Tourist Mecca 32 min.

The 'hidden kingdom' of Saudi Arabia has been mostly closed to journalists and travellers ... until now. In a glitzy PR push, the country wants to promote itself as a tourist destination. But will the notoriously repressive regime deliver on its promise of reform?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Innovate Africa: Part 3 23 min.

Julia Chatterley meets many of the continents‘ top thinkers on youth and innovation in Davos, and reports on smart beehives in Mauritius and educational apps in Paris.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Innovate Africa: Part 4 24 min.

Female innovators on the African continent find solutions to global problems like drought, access to clean water and affordable housing and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

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

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

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! Porvenir, Texas 56 min.

In the early morning hours of January 28th, 1918, the west Texas border town known as Porvenir ceased to exist. Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town. 100 years later, the film asks what led to the events of that fateful night and reveals the tensions that remain along the border a century later.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Battle of Rio 31 min.

Democrat or despot? Brazil’s new strongman is cracking down on rampant crime – but many fear the “Trump of the Tropics” is turning his country into a police state. Sally Sara reports.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Death Metal Diplomacy 31 min.

Is Taiwan the region’s next and perhaps bigger flashpoint? As protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets to fight the rising power of China, a younger generation of Taiwanese is also confronting an increasingly hardline attitude from its nearest neighbor.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019