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

New! 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! Diego Maradona 127 min.

From Oscar®-winning director Asif Kapadia, HBO Sports presents the extraordinary story of Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona, the most celebrated and polarizing player of his generation.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Crown Prince of Arabia 114 min.

FRONTLINE investigates the rise and rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, including his vision for the future, his handling of dissent, his relationship with the US—and his ties to columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

On the President’s Orders 54 min.

This is the story of President Duterte's campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the bloody war--the Manila police and an ordinary family from the slums.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

For Sama 96 min.

Unfolding as a love letter from filmmaker and young mother Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, For Sama tells the story of Waad's life through five years of the uprising in rebel-held Aleppo, Syria. Waad falls in love, gets married and gives birth to her daughter Sama—all while filming the cataclysmic conflict raging around them.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

On the President’s Orders 54 min.

This is the story of President Duterte's campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the bloody war--the Manila police and an ordinary family from the slums.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Torn Apart: Separated at the Border 40 min.

Directed and produced by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent, the intimate 40-minute film follows two mothers who were each separated from their children in the United States for months and are desperate to reunite with them. After fleeing violence that claimed the life of her husband and two uncles in Honduras, María was detained and separated from her 10-year-old son Alex for...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019