Doc World

A weekly showcase bringing the best international documentaries from around the globe to an American audience. Presented on WORLD Channel and told with authentic voices, these stories will surprise, inform, and delight. DOC WORLD is a unique and contemporary window into the realities of people and societies from many nations. This is our viewers' passport into the world's films that they cannot see anywhere else.

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  • Tocando La Luz (#102)

    Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light) weaves together the lives of three women who are blind and trying to survive in a rapidly changing Cuba.

  • Five Days to Dance (#103)

    A couple of dancers appear one morning in a High School.

  • Among The Believers (#105)

    Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state.

  • Waiting for August (#106)

    Georgiana Halmac turns 15 this winter. She lives with her six brothers and sisters in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau, Romania.

  • My Atomic Aunt (#107)

    Japanese filmmaker Kyoko Miyake visits a relative who lived in the area that was devastated by the 2011 tsunami and subsequent disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

  • A Goat for a Vote (#108)

    A Goat for a Vote follows three students in Kenya competing to become the next school president.

  • Tashi's Turbine (#109)

    Tashi Bista dreams of installing a makeshift wind turbine in Namdok, a remote village nestled high amongst the Himalayas of Nepal.

  • Prize of the Pole (#110)

    Inuit hunter Hivshu, a.k.a. Robert E. Peary II, traces the story of his great grandfather the famous Arctic explorer, and the mystery of his Eskimo ancestors who Peary brought back to New York as part of an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in 1897.

  • Finding Samuel Lowe (#112)

    Retired NBC Universal executive Paula Williams Madison and her brothers, Elrick and Howard Williams, were raised in Harlem by their Chinese Jamaican mother, Nell Vera Lowe.

  • One Child (#113)

    The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China's deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including more than 5,000 children.

  • Out Run (#114)

    As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress.

  • The Departure (#205)

    After a youth full of drinking and night clubs, Ittetsu Nemoto was in a near fatal motorcycle accident.

  • Armed with Faith (#206)

    In the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, the KPK Bomb Disposal Unit is single handedly trying to stop the region from falling into the hands of terrorists from Afghanistan and surrounding tribal lands.

  • Sky and Ground (#301)

    Immigration and refugees continue to be a hot button issue among U.

  • Ask The Sexpert (#302)

    Sex is a taboo topic in India, but one man is trying to change that.

  • Towards The North/Los Comandos (#303)

    Los Comandos: El Salvador - where gang and police violence rule the country with the highest murder rate in the world.

  • Visitor's Day (#304)

    Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City before finding his way to a group home for abandoned and homeless boys.

  • The Guardians (#305)

    The iconic monarch butterflies and an indigenous Mexican community depend on the same ancient forest for their survival.

  • Las Sandinistas! (#306)

    Meet the women who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution.

  • Facing The Dragon (#307)

    As American forces and foreign aid leave Afghanistan, the country's fragile democracy and the recent gains for women hang in the balance.

  • Daze of Justice (#308)

    Witness the intimate story of trailblazing Cambodian American women who break decades of silence to resurrect the memory of their loved ones before the UN Special Tribunal prosecuting the Khmer Rouge.

  • Elephant Path - Njaia Njoku (#309)

    The survival of the last wild herd of forest elephants in the Central African Republic is threatened by civil war and a poaching crisis driven by the global demand for ivory.

  • A Growing Thing (#402)

    25 years after the end of apartheid, a black South African mother is training to become a leader in her township community.

  • Unsettled: Seeking Refuge In America (#401)

    In their home countries, Subhi, Cheyenne, Mari and Junior were targets of death threats, harassment and discrimination because of who they are and who they love.

  • Siqueiros: Walls of Passion (#403)

    A profile of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the great artists of the 20th century.

  • Sands of Silence (#404)

    SANDS OF SILENCE shares the 15-year quest of world-reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle as she exposes the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking from Asia to the Americas.

  • Cocaine Prison (#405)

    COCAINE PRISON follows the lives of three indigenous Bolivians who work at the lowest levels of the cocaine trade.

  • Border South (#406)

    BORDER SOUTH is directed by Raul O. Paz-Pastrana, who over the course of 5 years filmed the migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.

  • No Country for the Poor (#407)

    In Hungary, the government has slashed social benefits and criminalized homelessness, but a group of activists, homeless and middle class, is confronting authorities to defend social justice and their right to be citizens.

  • Road Runners (#408)

    In Montego Bay, Jamaica, three athletes from Spot Valley High School prepare to compete in the island?s greatest sporting event: Champs.

  • Why Slavery? I Was A Yazidi Slave (#409)

    In 2014, Islamic State fighters invaded Yazidi settlements in Iraq.

  • Why Slavery? A Woman Captured (#410)

    For 10 years, Marish has been kept as a housekeeper by Eta, a Hungarian woman.

  • Why Slavery? Selling Children (#411)

    In India, millions of vulnerable children are bought and sold.

  • Why Slavery? North Korea's Secret Slaves: Dollar Heroes (#412)

    With the promise of payment and honor, thousands of North Koreans are sent abroad, only to find themselves under constant surveillance and working in harsh conditions - with wages transferred to the government.

  • Why Slavery? Maid In Hell (#413)

    In 2016, Mary Kibwana, who worked as maid in Jordan, returned to Kenya with 70% of her body burned.

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