Since it began in 1983, Frontline has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change..
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America's Great Divide: From Obama To Trump, Part 2 2020x03
An investigation into America's increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Part Two examines how Trump's campaign exploited the country's divisions, how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide, and what America's polarization could mean for the country's future.
America's Great Divide: From Obama To Trump, Part 1 2020x02
An investigation into America's increasingly bitter, divided, and toxic politics. Part One traces how Barack Obama's promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural, and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump.
Targeting El Paso 2020x01
FRONTLINE investigates how El Paso, Texas became the Trump administration's immigration policy testing ground, and then the target of a white supremacist. Interviews with current and former officials, Border Patrol agents, advocates and migrants tell the inside story from the epicenter of the border crisis.
For Sama 2019x19
For Sama tells the story of one woman's journey through love, marriage, motherhood, war, and survival during the Syrian conflict. Directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, the documentary chronicles the experiences of Syrian filmmaker al-Kateab — who, starting at 26, began filming her life in the rebel-held city of Aleppo over five years. The award-winning film unfolds as a love letter from a mother to her daughter — Sama.
Kids Caught In The Crackdown 2019x18
FRONTLINE and The Associated Press investigate the mass confinement of migrant children, exposing the traumatic stories of kids detained under President Trump's immigration policies. Also in this two-part hour, a report on the sexual exploitation of women and girls in Iraq.
In The Age Of AI 2019x17
FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of artificial intelligence, from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the U.S. and China. The documentary traces a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs, and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society.
Fire in Paradise 2019x16
A year after the devastating Camp Fire, FRONTLINE examines who's to blame and why it was so catastrophic. With accounts from survivors and first responders, the documentary tells the inside story of the most destructive fire in California's history, its causes, and the impact of climate change.
Zero Tolerance 2019x15
FRONTLINE investigates how President Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence. The documentary goes inside the efforts of three political insurgents to tap into populist anger, transform the Republican Party, and crackdown on immigration.
On the President's Orders 2019x14
A searing, on-the-ground look at President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly campaign against suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines, "On the President's Orders" is told with unprecedented access to the police themselves implicated in the killings, families of users, and others from both sides of the nation's war on drugs. It offers a gripping, visually stunning window into this war — those carrying it out, and those most impacted by it.
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia 2019x13
One year after the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a two-hour FRONTLINE documentary investigates the rise and rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia (MBS). Correspondent Martin Smith, who has covered the Middle East for FRONTLINE for 20 years, examines the crown prince's vision for the future, his handling of dissent, his relationship with the United States — and his ties to Khashoggi's killing.