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Escaping ISIS

   2015    Culture
In August 2014, ISIS militants raided a Yazidi village in Syria, kidnapping thousands of men, women and children. Hundreds of the kidnapped men were killed or forced to convert to Islam; the women and children were sold as sex slaves or to marry ISIS fighters. Many were raped or became victims of other forms of sexual violence. Escaping ISIS depicts 34 of those captured by militants last year — mostly women and young children — reuniting with their families as they escape to freedom". Some victims were brought to freedom through underground networks, guides inside ISIS and resistance fighters. Women contacted the resistance fighters, begging for rescue; some said the alternative is committing suicide. Many escapees walk for several days with little food and water, often barefoot, risking getting recaptured and killed. One resistance fighter was shot in the back of the head in ISIS territory after they found out that he was working against them. The documentary shows parts of this treacherous journey to freedom.

Lesotho: Confronting Sexual Violence

   2020    Culture
Lesotho's Maseru Central Correctional Institute in Southern Africa holds the country's most dangerous and disturbed criminals. Shockingly almost half the inmates are doing time for rape. The culture of sexual violence in Lesotho has deep roots in society. Women are taken as secondary citizens in their culture. And sexual aggression continues inside the prison.
In this episode, Raphael Rowe will spend a week locked up in this African prison surrounded by sex offenders.
Series: Inside the World Toughest Prisons
Big Oil vs The World

Big Oil vs The World

2022  Nature
Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

2022  Technology
The Toys that Made Us

The Toys that Made Us

2017  Technology
Prehistoric Planet

Prehistoric Planet

2022  Science
Out of the Cradle

Out of the Cradle

2019  History
The Universe Season 8

The Universe Season 8

2016  Science
The Last Narc

The Last Narc

2020  Culture