RTDocumentaries

Cirque de Kabul. Afghan children find hope & the joy of childhood in a circus school (Trailer)

Welcome to Afghanistan's Mobile Mini Circus for Children! A unique centre for Afghan children to make friends and learn circus arts. RTD travels to...

Black Lives: Agents of Change (Trailer) Premiere 22/03

African Americans often grow up in seedy neighbourhoods with failing schools that don’t give them the skills or motivation to turn their lives...

Dying Alone: Kodokushi, Japan's epidemic of isolation through the eyes of a 'lonely death' cleaner

Lonely deaths, or kodokoshi, are on the rise in Japan. Thousands of elderly people die in their homes without anyone knowing. Sometimes corpses...

Submarines of the Northern Fleet: Beast Division - Part 2

Take a tour of Shchuka-B class submarines with Combat Approved. These third-generation nuclear-powered subs have been serving in Russia’s Northern...

Dying Alone: Kodokushi, Japan's epidemic of isolation through the eyes of a 'lonely death' cleaner

Japan's elderly population is rapidly growing, while becoming increasingly isolated. Due to this disturbing social trend, thousands of Japanese...

Machete Boys of Congo. Kulunas: Inside the brutal world of youth gangs

Youth gangs have inundated the poorer neighbourhoods of Congolese cities. They intimidate local businesses, prey on locals and fight each other...

Black Lives: Truths. Residential segregation legacy keeps America divided

Drugs, poverty, violent crime and low education shape many black neighbourhoods across the US. Local inhabitants say it’s like living in a jungle...

Come Drift With Me. The brutal battle for the Russian Drift Series crown

In drifting competitions, drivers slide their cars around corners in aggressive duels assessed by judges. Born in Japan, the sport is now popular...

Syrian Tango. Art and Dance reviving Syria's soul

The war in Syria made art redundant. Most artists emigrated. Some stayed, or came back, to share something special. With RTD, discover a sculptor...

Syrian Tango. Art and Dance reviving Syria's soul (Trailer) Premiere 15/02

When the Syrian war began, no one wanted art. Artists had to leave, or find another job. With RTD, meet the ones who are fighting to liberate the...

Where Childhood Died. Former Syrian child soldiers and their emotional scars

During the war in Syria, children in areas controlled by Islamist groups were involuntarily recruited as fighters and forced to witness barbaric...

Where Childhood Died. Syrian child soldiers and their emotional scars (Trailer) Premiere 08/02

In Syrian towns held by Islamist militant groups such as ISIS, Al Nusra or Jaish Al Islam, children were forced to become soldiers. Full...

Submarines of the Northern Fleet: Beast Division - Part 2 (Trailer) Premiere 04/02

Watch full episode: https://youtu.be/Dtq7cTBzsqk Combat Approved introduces you to Russia’s Shchuka-B submarines in the Northern Fleet’s ‘beast...

Submarines of the Northern Fleet: The Beast Division - Part 1

With Combat Approved, get aboard the submarines of the Northern Fleet ‘Beast Division’ for a closer look at these mighty Shchuka-B class boats....