Karel Vas is the cruellest communist killer ever to tlk on camera about his career. As the architect of unlawful trials following the 1948 coup in Czechoslovakia, he is infamous for this pragmatic approach to genocide. This film tells the story of his terrible success.
After 15 yeas on the run, repeatedly escaping justice, Robert Spahalski does something completely unexpected – he hands himself in and admits to five unsolved murders which have perplexed the police for years. The victims were acquaintances, close friends even lovers of Spahalski, but why did he kill them?
The seventies seemed like an uncomplicated time of hippies and peace and love. Murders were rarely heard of, hitch hiking was common practice and seemingly risk free. Until a certain man took note of this, seeing these young girls as easy victims. To everyone who knew him, Bernard Giles seemed like a caring, friendly family man. But he repeatedly picking up female hitchhikers, driving them to the same wooded area and shooting them.
One fateful night in 1987, in a quiet neighbourhood of Lacrosse, a whole household of three people was wiped out in a matter of minutes. The killer Michael Tenneson, leaves the scene and heads northbound in his victim’s car in an attempt to escape his actions and start a new life. However the missing car raises suspicion and when two more people are killed, the police realize there is a serial killer on the loose.
Ted Bundy was one of the most notorious serial killers in history when author Thomas Harris used him as his inspiration for the murderous "Buffalo Bill" in The Silence of the Lambs. With stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins on board, the film became a grisly box office hit and surprise Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Henry Hill knew he wanted to be a gangster by the time he was 13 years old. But after 20 years of gambling, arson and drug dealing and the infamous Luftansa Heist, he was running for his life. This is the Shocking Truth behind the Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.
Braaim, a murder convict, gang leader and drug merchant lies in bed, his young daughter on his knee and a bullet in his side. Desperate to protect his wife and family but beholden to his gang, Braaim has discovered it isn't easy to walk away from a life of crime. Can one last hit job release them all from this seedy world, or will it be the end of the road? A dangerous and terrible insight into the criminal underworld of South Africa's Cape Flats.
The notorious Satudarah are the Netherlands' most violent and feared biker gang. Founded in Moordrecht in 1990, the gang has grown from humble roots into an international conglomerate, linked with worldwide drug trafficking, extortion and murder. This fascinating documentary drives right to the heart of this secret criminal underworld, exposing the strict rituals and traditions that govern this most violent of brotherhoods.
What does a hitman from the ‘Ndràngheta, the powerful Calabrese mafia in Switzerland, really do? The mass murderer is said to have earned 45 million euros from his base in Lugano. Properties, companies and, above all, a dense network of accomplices. The documentary has gone on the hunt and reconstructed his every move in Switzerland.
Follow the members of the Spanish “Guardia Civil” as they dismantle all kinds of drug traffic activities and chase criminals by car, in the Spanish border, by sea and even in their own residence. A great documentary of investigation that will take viewers breath away bringing them at the heart of one of the most dangerous and intriguing criminal investigations: drug traffic in Spain.
It has been 10 years since Antonino Belnome, 38-year-old Godfather and killer of the 'Ndrangheta, the bloody and powerful Calabrian mafia, changed his life becoming a collaborator of justice. With his testimonies he revealed unsolved crimes, buried corpses, dirty deals between weapons, drugs and corruption in the rich Northern Italy.
There is the cocaine, tonnes of cocaine, one of the richest and most important Ndrangheta bosses in Europe and the so-called Swiss washing machine. This report traces the flow of dirty money from dealers in South America and offers a disconcerting window into the lives of Ticino’s “white collar workers”.
Rusty Young, author of best-seller Marching Powder, returns to Bolivia to uncover the brutal realities of the cocaine trade. His investigation sees him cross paths with notorious assassins and traffickers, as well as the undercover informants fighting them. What emerges is a world driven by addiction: to the drug, to the game, to the chase. This enthralling and shocking exposé lays bare the inner workings of the war on drugs.
On 16th October 2017, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in a car bomb attack close to her home. Her career focused on investigative reporting into government corruption and money laundering, and all of her findings were published on her personal blog Running Commentary. Attracting over 400,000 views per day, her blog was read more than all of the country’s newspapers combined. But with these high-profile revelations came relentless harassment and intimidation.
In the past ten years, more than 200,000 people have been murdered in Mexico. Most of the victims came from the streets of Ciudad Juarez, near the US border, where the rival La Línea and Sinaloa cartels fight over control of the cocaine market to America. For several months, journalist Alejandro Delval infiltrated the La Línea cartel, following the cocaine trail from Ciudad Juarez to New York.
The true story of the The Young Brothers Massacre, 1932. The record for the most lawmen shot dead in the history of the United States. 10 cops and one civilian in Springfield, Missouri went to arrest 2 small-time gangsters known as The Young Brothers. The young men (Harry, 25 and Jennings, 30) had been on the run for the murder of a town marshall 3 years earlier.
This documentary probes the life of Syria's despot, Bashar al-Assad. The country has been in the grip of a bloody civil war for more than six years, and although he's faced challenges from ISIS, the refugee crisis, and foreign governments calling for his removal, Bashar has stayed true to his one goal: to perpetuate his relentless power over Syria.
He’s the world’s most enigmatic and dangerous dictator, cultivating an air of secrecy around himself and never giving interviews. Ruler of the hermit kingdom, he’s now closer than ever to developing nuclear weapons. But what do we really know about Supreme Leader and ’Rocket Man’, Kim Jung Un? Posing as tourists, we travelled to Pyongyang to experience life under his autocracy.
Alina Fernández Revuelta, Fidel Castro's Daughter lives in Miami quietly where Cuban crowds are planning a huge mass celebration for the day when Alina's father will die. She doesn't know if she will join them though she has never been able to forgive her dad for what he caused to her and their country.
The great-niece of Goering looks like Hermann more than anyone else in the family. She struggled with the Nazi heritage throughout her life, at the age of 30 she got herself sterilized, partly to cut the genes- After decades in the US she decides to leave and settle somewhere else.
In this outstanding investigation, journalist Murad Batal Shishani uncovers the clandestine international network of Russian assassins dispatched by the Kremlin to liquidate Russia's enemies abroad. Turkey has become a haven for Caucasian and Central Asian Islamist fighters fleeing threats at home. The killings highlight the intrusion of criminal elements into Russian security services, as well as how Istanbul is becoming a secret international battleground.
Somalia has the perfect ecosystem for endless war: European mercenaries, pirates, Al Qaeda jihadists, weapon smugglers, drought and hunger. We enter an absurd, anarchic reality where warlords will switch allegiances to gain security and stability, again to make profit and perhaps again for religious conviction.
Code of Silence' is an award winning one-hour observational documentary that follows the parallel journeys of a fervently Orthodox Jewish father and his now-secular son, after the son breaks the code of silence in Melbourne's Chabad-Lubavitch community going public with his story about being sexually abused as a student. Manny Waks demands the perpetrators be brought to justice, as well as the rabbis, whom he claims covered it up.
Villa Milagro – an isolated village in Florida – has a very particular census: all of its inhabitants have been prosecuted for sexual offenses, as its one of few places that meet sentencing requirements of being completely child-free. Jon Sistiaga enters their houses and discovers how the toughest laws in the world are applied to child abusers, and what kind of lives can they return to after concluding their sentences. A portrait emerges of a community united in shame and misery.
Sweetie is a girl that lives in the Philippines. Her daily routine is to sit down in front of her computer and talk with men. Luckily, Sweetie is not real, it is a software created by a dutch foundation to hunt pedophiles. In this episode, filmed in Spain, Holland and the Philippines, Jon Sistiaga investigates the horrifying world of child pornography. We meet underaged webcam girls in the Philippines who, with their families support, fall victim to the Western demands for child pornography.
Children who one day disappeared and never came back. Families who await news from their lost children. These are the stories that embody every parents worse nightmares. Jon Sistiaga travels to the heart of Minnesota to follow the trail of some children disappearances, contacting relatives and investigators. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, in the US there are over 3,500 unsolved cases.
Luis Alfredo Garavito – known as ‘The Monster’ – is by every measure the most feared and reviled murderer living today and perhaps ever to have ever lived . He has confessed to have killed, raped and tortured 140 children between the ages of 6 to 16 years old, though experts put the number at 172. He is currently imprisoned in a Colombian prison where Sistiaga, in scenes reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs, has gone to conduct an extended interview with him.
How has the extremist group Boko Haram, which began as a small Islamic sect, managed to make Nigeria, the richest country in Africa, and all its neighbours, tremble with fear? Who are they and how did they become so powerful? Xavier Muntz spent a month in Northern Nigeria, in the heart of the red zone, to answer these very questions. He met with many people, all directly affected by this religious uprising. Victims, soldiers and even Jihadi sympathisers.
Filmed in extremely difficult circumstances, Al Qaeda operatives describe how they planned and prepared for 9/11. Their exclusive interviews provide a rare look at life inside Al Qaeda, into the personality of Osama Bin Laden and Al Zawahiri. Intercut with the interviews is archive of 9/11, some of it never before seen, and footage from hidden cameras. 9/11, as it's never been seen before - through the eyes of Al Qaeda.
Why are Europeans, children of immigrants like Coulibaly or the Kouachis brothers, attacking their countries of birth? What leads them to reject the values of the nation in which they grew up, to be reborn as extremists of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. What role does religion play and which religion? What propaganda and mental mechanisms are being used to convince this generation of killers that they must turn vigilante on behalf of their victimised Muslim world?
ISIS or IS, the so-called Islamic State - DAECH in Arabic - controls today a large territory that stretches over Syria and Iraq. ISIS is not just a terrorist movement, it has become something of an out-law state attracting militants and combatants from around the globe. The jihadist start-up born in Iraq under American occupation became a global corporation of terror which succeeded in making Al Qaeda look outdated.