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Al Jazeera English's flagship documentary strand, bringing you the best documentaries from around the globe.
Al Jazeera English's flagship documentary strand, bringing you the best documentaries from around the globe.

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“My name is Bartek Zielonka I’m 14. I’ve lived in Bobrek for 6 years. After school I go to the old steel plant to annoy the security guards.”

Bartek gets pocket money stealing scrap-metal from a disused Polish steel plant.  But when asked to renovate an old van his life begins to change. WATCH: http://tiny.cc/j48hux  
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"To me, Bartek looked out of place in his grey designer sweatshirt and new trainers which he told me he had bought thanks to stealing scrap metal. But Bartek was no common thief. He always paid for his food and swore he would never shoplift."

Filmmaker Julia Rooke reflects on filming Bartek's Getaway Bus.  You can read her full statement and watch the film online | http://tiny.cc/j48hux
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“As an Asian filmmaker, it was difficult for me to get this documentary shown on an international platform, especially as I did not have the experience or the track record of some other big filmmakers.”

Find out how Chew Han Tah, filmmaker of Swimming with Dragons, managed to get his film made. Read his full statement and watch the film online: http://tiny.cc/mcv3tx 
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“This is my beloved Little Red which I have kept for six years.  She has a nice body shape and a beautiful colour. My dream is to send her to an international Arowana competition."

In #Malayisa #Arowana fish farming has become a multi-million dollar industry. But money is not the only attraction for Chew, an avid collector, who has dedicated his life to breeding the world’s most expensive ornamental fish: http://tiny.cc/mcv3tx
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“My dear Bernie. I write this diary to you, 67 years after our parting. I thought you would be my one and only love. We were sure we'd get married after the war. It never happened. I married another man.”

This week, Witness is showing 'The Lost Love Diaries' on Al Jazeera English. Tune into the next broadcast at 0100GMT.
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WEB PREVIEW: Walah's Corner Store

"You want something? Go to work"

Watch the full film online: http://tiny.cc/idgstx
‪#‎Palestinian‬ ‪#‎immigrant‬ ‪#‎Chicago‬

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WEB PREVIEW: Walah's Corner Store

“You want to get some money for your family, you can do any job”

Watch the full film online: http://tiny.cc/idgstx #Palestinian #immigrant #Chicago

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“When a storyteller dies, a Library burns” 

This week, we discover why the Master Storytellers of Morocco have disappeared from squares around the country and follow the efforts of one man fighting to revive the precious craft, before it’s too late. 

Now available online | http://tiny.cc/qapftx

#Morocco #Marrakech
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A Marrakech Tale' – Coming soon to Al Jazeera English

#Morocco #Marrakech #Storytelling
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“This is my donkey. And her name is Mama Punda. And I love my donkey.”

The #Kenyan Island of #Lamu is a place where donkey traffic jams are a daily occurrence, the largest NGO is a donkey sanctuary and donkeys are key to earning a living. 

In this week's film we visit the "donkey capital of Africa" | http://tiny.cc/chbxsx 
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