Case Files

The Price of Honor

1h 49m

The Price of Honor is an award-winning documentary about the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, teenage sisters from Lewisville, Texas, who were killed in a premeditated “honor killing” in 2008. The film chronicles the lives of the sisters and the path to their eventual murders by their own father, Yaser Said, who fled the crime scene and remains at large. This sensitive and emotionally-told film is the only with exclusive access to the family members within this horrific crime.

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My Dad's on Death Row

1h 00m

John Battaglia was due to be picked up by the police in the morning, for violating his parole again. He was granted one last visit with his daughters, Faith, aged 9, and Liberty, 6 years old. When the girls’ mother talked with them on the phone, they were frightened. All she heard was them pleading ‘no, daddy, don’t!’ – followed by the sound of a gunshot. She screamed down the phone ‘Run girls, run!’ This documentary explores two horrific stories.

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The Writer with No Hands

54m 45s

A university professor, Matthew Alford, suspects the CIA killed a Hollywood screenwriter to protect a government secret. Alford believes it was an assassination, disguised as a car accident. So, he contacts a filmmaker to document the evidence he has accumulated. When Alford receives a phone call warning him to leave the case alone, he heads to Hollywood to conduct his own investigation.

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Murder Maps - Finding Dr Crippen

44m 01s

Having killed his wife and buried her in the basement, Dr Crippen believed he had escaped on a ship to Canada. But the police managed to hunt him down and bring him to account for his terrible crime.

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Dark Secret

59m 37s

DARK SECRET tells the hidden story of one of the worst criminal cover-ups in America's history: The victims - hundreds of children whose lives were destroyed. The perpetrators - Catholic clergy protected by their church.

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Assassination: Battle for Compton

2h 19m

The unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace still stir the public's imagination after 20 years. Yet law enforcement has been at a standstill to produce results. The producers of "American Federale" and the first two "Assassination" films, finally unravel the tangled cases and expose not only who may have done it, but also why these cases have never seen justice.

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Contract Killers

54m 10s

Contract Killers is a ground-breaking true crime documentary that explores one of Australia’s most infamous contract killings: the brutal slaying of Carolyn Matthews at her West Lakes home in South Australia. Follow the murder-trail as detectives piece together the clues and rule out suspects in order to reveal the shocking truth behind Carolyn’s brutal murder.

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Murder by Shark

48m 04s

On 25 February 1852, the HMS Birkenhead left Simon’s Town in South Africa. She had 643 people on board including a few women and children. Stashed in her hull were 17 crates of gold and silver. She made good time, but several hours of her journey were unaccounted for. Strange lights on shore caught the attention of those on duty. At two-o-clock in the morning, she struck an uncharted rock, just over three kilometres offshore. Chaos erupted as people scrambled for her eight lifeboats...

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Murder Maps - The Bermondsey Horror

44m 09s

In 1849, a man suddenly disappeared in Bermondsey.  The discovery that he had been brutally murdered enraptured the press and the public. Even Charles Dickens was totally engrossed in the story of the sinister Marie Manning.

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Serial Killers | Spahalski

56m 45s

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?

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Shame penalties

58m 02s

In America, tough sheriffs and judges use shame penalties to punish convicted criminals. They claim these punishments act as a deterrent to others but critics say these penalties are demeaning and ineffective.

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Rodrigo Rosenberg

1h 27m

A murder story, a love story and a thriller. In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there: Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico's, worse in fact than Iraq's for civilians during the war. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed.

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Trapped by the internet, the Elodie Morel case

52m 44s

Police receive a strange call claiming that in a few hours, a woman will be kidnapped. The informer describes a couple, sitting at a café and claims the woman is in grave danger. Police rush to the café but find no one matching the couple’s description.Then, hours later, a young woman, Elodie Morel, is reported missing. She had responded to an internet advert for models and was supposed to be meeting the casting director at a café. Could she be the woman?

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Spotlight Murder - The Sadist

41m 27s

The series is presented by real investigators, crime scene technicians and medical examiners in charge of the original cases. They relate the investigation and explain it step by step. All episodes of the series are based on real murder cases solved by the Vienna police. The real killers were convicted — hence the clear message of the series: “There is no perfect murder. At the end of the day, everyone makes a mistake." Caution! Spotlight Murder is not for the faint of heart.

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Spotlight Murder - Real Murders, Real Investigators, Real Thrills

41m 59s

The series is presented by real investigators, crime scene technicians and medical examiners in charge of the original cases. They relate the investigation and explain it step by step. All episodes of the series are based on real murder cases solved by the Vienna police. The real killers were convicted — hence the clear message of the series: “There is no perfect murder. At the end of the day, everyone makes a mistake." Caution! Spotlight Murder is not for the faint of heart.

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Serial Killers | Tenneson

57m 14s

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.

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Serial Killers: Bernard Giles

55m 01s

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.

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In Love with a Killer

54m 05s

Why would someone fall in love with a convicted killer whose only hope of leaving prison is in a coffin? Notorious murderers like ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez still receive bags of fan mail. He ended up marrying one of the women who wrote to him. Susan Atkins, convicted of the murder of actress Sharon Tate, also married twice while still in prison. We meet the men and women who have fallen in love with murderers. Some of them have conceived children in prison with their spouses.

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Stranger than Fiction: the Nanny Killers

54m 33s

The murder of French au-pair Sophie Lionnet by her employers made headlines all over the world. From the horrible circumstances of her death, to the obsession of her killer with a pop-star ex-boyfriend and their crazy delusions of celebrity paedophile rings, it was a case that seemed too unbelievable to be true. It all began in Wimbledon, London, when a neighbour noticed black smoke coming out of a garden and called the fireman.

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Death Penality

1h 39m

Death Penalty is a documentary film about the most spectacular police case in the history of Chile. A group of psychopaths murdered and raped, terrorizing an entire country. The story captures the evolution of a criminal mind that developed and expressed itself during the military government in the 1980s.

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The Missing Tourist

50m 03s

When a Japanese tourist goes missing in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories during a trip to see the Aurora Borealis, a community is left reeling for answers. The Missing Tourist traces the investigation from southern Japan to the wilderness of the Canadian north, breaking down cultural boundaries to bring closure to this unsettling mystery.

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I Will Be Murdered

1h 27m

A murder story, a love story and a thriller. In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there: Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher than Mexico's, worse in fact than Iraq's for civilians during the war. What was extraordinary is that Rosenberg knew, for certain, he was about to be killed.

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Boys School

1h 26m

Abuse, rape, and murder, all to reform our youth. Boys School is the harrowing tale of a group of men that experienced unspeakable horrors at the infamous Dozier School for boys, in Marianna, Florida. After nearly 50 years in silence these men, along with a brave reporter serving as the narrator, tell their story.

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Guatemala: Meet the Maras

57m 42s

Guatemala is one of the most violent countries in the world. 95% of murders remain unsolved and the ultra-violent maras manage drug trafficking, prostitution and racketeering in the country and spread terror among the population. After several weeks of negotiation, we gained access to some of these gangs. In the favela of Vilanueva, Pedro is at the head of Barrio 18. That he has reached the age of 32 is practically a miracle. It’s rare for gang members to live past 25.

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Favela Frontlines

50m 26s

In this war, there are no winners. Through personal stories from people on both sides of the conflict and powerful footage, FAVELA FRONTLINES takes you straight to the heart of the battle between police and drug traffickers in Brazil. On average, one policeman is killed every two days. There are 60,000 homicides every year. Interspersed with the stories are interviews with judges, journalists, slum residents and historians.

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Daphne, a pen too sharp

45m 20s

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.

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Cultivating Murder

56m 00s

It was a brutal killing. On the 29th July, 2014, Australian state environment officer, Glen Turner, and his colleague stopped to take photos of some logged trees in a field. The land was owned by farmer, Ian Turnbull, who had already been prosecuted for illegal land clearing. Without warning, Turnbull appeared and started firing at them, shooting Turner twice.

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Ciudad Juarez: Cartel Wars

50m 34s

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.

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Baby Boss: Italy's new Face of Terror

52m 22s

After the arrests of the Mafia godfathers during the early 2000s, Italy hoped that it had finally put an end to organized crime. Instead, some of the notorious mafia old guard have been replaced by a young generation of mobsters, known as the ‘Baby Mafia’. Led by reckless adolescents known as the ‘Baby Bosses’, the majority of these gangs can be found in Naples, home to hundreds of Camorra clans. Drug trafficking, thefts, extortion and racketeering run rife throughout the city.

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Death of an Immigrant

46m 09s

In 2016, a German tourist holidaying in Switzerland made a grim discovery: in the woods he stumbled upon a leg, partially mauled by animals. Who did it belong to? It triggered both a police and journalist inquiry and marked the beginning of a story that takes us back in time. Starting at the end, it progresses slowly, taking weeks to discover that the human limb belonged to a Macedonian farm labourer.

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The Silence of Women

30m 04s

The documentary covers the subject of rape. In their testimonies, the victims describe all the traumas that have to be overcome in such cases, from the initial violence, to the difficulty of obtaining justice, to the very long time that is needed to process such a traumatic experience.

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What Happened in Vegas

1h 41m

When TV editor Ramsey Denison was jailed for simply reporting police brutality on the Las Vegas strip, he was inspired to investigate the Las Vegas Police Department. His investigation would lead him right up to the biggest mass shooting in American history. In this damning exposé, he reveals that the police know more than they are letting on about what really happened at the Mandalay Bay Resort, where 59 people were killed.

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Stealing Rodin

58m 03s

When a celebrated sculpture briefly went missing from a Rodin exhibition in Santiago, the “theft” turned out to be a provocative statement, masterminded by a precocious art student. His actions sparked a public outcry and a furious debate on the nature of art itself. This lively and perceptive documentary revisits the scene of an extraordinary incident that captured the world's attention and challenged the global art community.

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