The Mafia Threat - How Criminal Gangs Are Taking over Germany Category: Documentaries A longtime Mafia hitman opens up about Germany's burgeoning criminal gang scene as the Mafia moves past protection rackets and drug trafficking to subvert entire sectors of society -- even infiltrating the construction industry. Deutsche Welle reports on Germany's Mafia threat -- more subtle, invisible, and dangerous than ever.
Doing Without Meat - A Vegetarian Experiment Category: Documentaries Germany is a country of meat-eaters: more than ninety percent of the population regularly eats meat. BUt vegetarianism is on the rise -- eight percent of Germany's population is now fully vegetarian. But what does it feel like to cut meat out of a highly meat-centric diet? Is being vegetarian a real alternative?
Sacred Place of Tibetan Buddhism - Ralung Monastery Category: Documentaries The great Ralung Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism lies largely hidden from the outside world but is home to 20,000 practicing monks, nuns, and trainees. This NHK Special follows a year and a half in the life of the monastery, including scenes of the famous sky burial that is so deeply rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist concept of human existence.
The Hungry Tide Category: Documentaries The Hungry Tide follows the tragic impact of climate change on the central Pacific nation of Kiribati through one woman's life and work exposing the stark global inequalities that drive global warming.
Coal Rush Category: Documentaries Coal Rush tells the tale of a rural Appalachian community that takes on major coal company Massey Energy over contaminated water that they charge is the cause of widespread sickness. Will the courageous bunch triumph in their quest for the human right to clean water?
Asian Food Travelogue: Koh Kentetsu in Cambodia, Part 2 Category: Documentaries In part two of this NHK Special, celebrity chef Koh Kentetsu visits Cambodia to soak up the local life and become immersed in the country's rich food culture. Join Koh as he encounters unusual ingredients such as vegetables rarely seen in the West and even learns from local farmers how to catch frogs to eat.
Switzerland's Disappearing Glaciers Category: Documentaries This Deutsche Welle report documents the dramatically changing landscape of the Swiss Alps. How will the people of Switzerland respond to shrinking glaciers, increased floods, and most startlingly -- the fact that the mountains themselves have started to shift?
Asian Food Travelogue: Koh Kentetsu in Cambodia, Part 1 Category: Documentaries In this NHK Special, celebrity chef Koh Kentetsu visits Cambodia to soak up the local life and become immersed in the country's rich food culture. Join Koh as he encounters unusual ingredients such as vegetables rarely seen in the West and even learns from local farmers how to catch frogs to eat.
Mysterious Places - The Bendlerblock Building Category: Documentaries Today, the Berlin headquarters of the Ministry of Defense is housed in the historical Bendlerblock building. Constructed in 1911, the building has witnessed defining moments of German history, in periods of war, peace, dictatorship, and democracy. Deutsche Welle reveals the untold stories of a building in the heart of Berlin.
Carbon Crooks Category: Documentaries Carbon Crooks investigates the dubious business of buying and selling carbon credits in the wake of the protocol to cut carbon emissions and curb greenhouse gases. Why has pollution become cheaper than ever and carbon emissions even higher than before?
The Dark Side of A Pill Category: Documentaries Every tenth grown-up in the Western world is on antidepressants. But the wonder drug has a dark side. Could there be a connection between these prescription drugs and violence?
Trails to Tsukiji Category: Documentaries What's the secret ingredient behind the famous umami taste popularized by Japanese cuisine? Visit Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market and find out how the umami taste is made with this NHK Special.