Newsy Documentaries blend impactful journalism with creative visual storytelling.

Off The Trail

Off The Trail

"Off The Trail" digs into the issues at the heart of the 2020 campaign trail. In each episode, we'll show the human stories behind the issues and shed new light on what voters really think.


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Maternity Deserts

Maternity Deserts

A quiet crisis has left millions of American women without much-needed maternal health care, as shifting resources and populations have led to the closure of hospitals and maternity wards nationwide. In this short documentary from Newsy, mothers navigate vast gaps in a flawed system.


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Resilience: Puerto Rico in Recovery

Resilience: Puerto Rico in Recovery

This special report shows how everyday Puerto Ricans are adapting to life after Hurricane Maria, from rebuilding homes, to counting those lost, to regaining employment.


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Young Guns

Young Guns

A new kind of gun culture is thriving among millennials and Generation Z. Young gun owners are embracing concealed carry just as laws across the country are allowing more guns in public spaces. And social media is giving a new generation a different kind of entry point into the gun industry. In this special report, Newsy digs into a new frontier for firearms and looks at how younger generations will shape the debate over guns in America.


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Asylum: Beyond the Border Crisis

Asylum: Beyond the Border Crisis

Men, women and children fleeing violence in Central America arrive at the U.S. border seeking safety and a new home. But policy changes from the Trump administration have closed off a path for immigrants seeking asylum from gang violence or domestic abuse. In this special report, Newsy travels to El Salvador to examine the root causes of the U.S. border crisis and to show the impact of President Trump's new "zero-tolerance" immigration policies.


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Walkout: The School Funding Rebellion

Walkout: The School Funding Rebellion

The lowest paid teachers in the nation are in the middle of a statewide walkout in Oklahoma. From start to finish, Newsy follows the teachers as they get organized and demand raises from their state legislature. From crowded classrooms to a packed state capitol, Newsy offers an in-depth, personal look at the latest strike at the heart of a nationwide movement for education funding.


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Revolt

Revolt

From the Midwest's wind energy revolution to wildfires across the drought-stricken high plains, Revolt explores the frontlines of Middle America's changing climate and industry. Defying stereotypes and stigmas, this series digs into the struggle for clean water in coal country, Christian Millennials' push for climate action, the blue-collar boom in renewable energy, and much more.


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Sold in America

Sold in America

Sold In America is an investigative original series that dives into the nation's unseen sex trade, covering issues from human trafficking to prostitution. Although the subject is often discussed in an international context, about 15,000 people are trafficked in the U.S. alone each year, and thousands more sell sex under varying levels of compulsion, constrained decisions and choice. This series shows viewers how our culture of paying for sex harms the diverse types of people who end up in the sex trade, from children being trafficked by opioid addicts, to life in America's most elite brothel. And the series takes a look at the frontlines of combating these issues. With moving storytelling and videography as well as hard-hitting investigative journalism, Sold In America pulls back the curtain on our nation's sex trade.


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Roxana

Roxana

This short documentary follows a young mother’s visit to the juvenile detention center where she was once incarcerated, returning this time as a trained therapist. Through an intimate look into the lives of incarcerated youth, Roxana shows us the consequences of childhood trauma.


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Big Mail: Signed, Sealed, Exploited

Big Mail: Signed, Sealed, Exploited

Direct mail advertising, aka junk mail, is a nuisance the public mostly accepts. But it can be both an invasion of privacy and a predatory practice. This Newsy special report dives deep into the system that keeps junk mail alive and the lack of recourse for the vulnerable populations it targets.


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War 2.0: Blurring the Battlefield

War 2.0: Blurring the Battlefield

The battlefield has been blurred. This Newsy special report looks at how cyber and information warfare are changing the face of global conflict and posing a threat to both U.S. infrastructure and democracy.


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