Extraordinary stories about ordinary people on the front lines of social, political and environmental change.
A Woman Captured | Storyteller | Trailer
3 days ago
Inside an upscale Hungarian home run by a tyrannical matriarch resides a domestic slave. At 52 years old, Marish labors 20 hours a day without pay and endures a constant barrage of emotional and physical abuse.
Deep beneath the complex world of organ and tissue transplantation are the heart-wrenching stories of real people awaiting life-saving organs
Dying to Live Trailer | Storyteller
25 Nov 2019
Dying to Live takes us into the worlds of those awaiting and going through organ transplants, and with penetrating insight explores the policy failures that allow this to happen. Finally, Dying to Live offers solutions to easily solvable crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of migrant women work as maids in the Middle East. They are bound to their employer under a system known as Kafala. Often trapped and abused - this is their story.
Maid in Hell Trailer | Storyteller
28 Oct 2019
Harassment, abuse, rape and 18-hour work days are a commonplace reality for domestic helpers who have travelled to the Middle East to find employment. ‘Maid In Hell’ gives unprecedented access to this frightening and brutal form of modern slavery.
In a country offering almost no treatment services despite a crisis of addiction, Laila Haidari took the unusual decision to found her own pioneering addiction treatment center and a restaurant where all of the waiters are recovering heroin addicts.
#ChicagoGirl: Can Social Networks Really Bring Down a Dictator?
The longstanding institutional indifference can make life difficult for many differently-abled sportsmen in the country but that hasn't deterred a 33-year-old shot put thrower from winning Olympic-level gold medals.
As the head of a globally-regarded NGO that claimed to provide shelter and education for girls rescued from brothels in Northern Thailand, Mickey Choothesa’s story took an unexpected turn during a documentary filming.
The Mosque Next Door: What it's like living as a Muslim in Australia
TRT World interviews Anton Tripolskii, a domestic violence expert from the Battered Women’s Justice Project, who explains how the 'credibility of victim-survivors is significantly discounted in the American court system.'
An actor's struggle with playing the part of 'not welcoming' Europe
Mike Day's film follows locals on the Faroe Islands as they confront the changing reality of whaling in the 21st century, in which toxic pollution has left their traditional source of sustenance unsafe.
Storyteller on TRT World
5 Apr 2019
Storyteller is a weekly one-hour documentary strand showcasing the extraordinary stories of ordinary people fighting for change on critically important social, political and environmental front lines.
Have You Been to The Mosque Next Door?
5 Apr 2019
Muslim contact with the Aboriginals of Australia predates the European conquest, but often the country’s small Muslim population is ignored or feared. One century-old mosque in Brisbane is aiming to change that by opening its doors to non-Muslims.
The Mosque Next Door, SERIES OVERVIEW
5 Apr 2019
Filmed over a year, this is the inside story of a mosque and its community as it confronts the unexpected impact of global events on daily life in Brisbane, Australia.
An artist's response to unfair representations of the Muslim veil