Our stories bring audiences on unforgettable adventures across Asia where we meet new people, explore new places while tackling current issues. We take great pride in our diverse portfolio of travel, lifestyle, historical, adventure, observational and investigative documentaries. We love telling stories that spark our curiosity and further expand our perception of the world. We hope viewers will be come away entertained with newfound knowledge.
Step inside the studio of Fern Chua in Malaysia and discover how the craft of batik led her from recuperation from a car accident to establishing a successful sustainable fashion brand. This film is part of the British Council’s Why I Make film series for our global programme, Crafting Futures. We filmed this episode of their series.
A captivating short documentary series that explores the unique stories of six Muslims across Southeast Asia. This thought-provoking series provides intimate insights into the diverse tapestry of faith, identity, and community in Southeast Asia’s Muslim population.
In this episode of the award-winning series, Undercover Asia, we investigate the illegal gold mining industry in the Philippines and how exploited miners risk their lives while the mine bosses rake in a fortune.
In this episode of the award-winning series Undercover Asia on Channel NewsAsia, we take a deep look into the dark world of online gambling in the Philippines.
In this episode of the award-winning series Undercover Asia on Channel NewsAsia, we look at how a small town in Malaysia’s south is crippled by the effects of the illegal dumping of commercial toxic waste.
On Malaysia’s East Coast, fishermen are falling victim to drug addiction. We investigate this rising drug problem, and the bigger powers that benefit from it.
A young Malaysian girl dreams of becoming a professional surfer, but must first navigate the concerns of her family and the cultural traditions of the small village she has grown to love.
This film follows filmmaker and journalist, Zan Azlee, as he goes on a journey to explore the evolving Malaysian identity. The rise of a regional identity has started to make local headlines where some Malaysians identify better with their home state rather than the entire nation. But what effect can this identity have on national unity?
This documentary reveals the dark trail of how this human trafficking network extends from Myanmar into Malaysia. Through interviews with journalists and law-enforcement officials, our investigation pieces together the syndicate’s modus operandi while survivors recount their horrific journeys as they escape from their captors.
This film follows one year of the lives of the family members who are still searching for their loved ones who were on board missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
The coming-of-age story follows twin sisters Ida and Ina as they strive to leave their home in the red light district of Kuala Lumpur to seek a better life.
The documentary tells the untold story of one of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, showcasing the legacy that he’s left behind.
This is the story of the origins of the city of Jakarta, Indonesia and how it survived war and disease to ultimately succeed as one of Asia’s fastest developing cities today.
The story of American Navy officer Joel Champ, as he travels to Malaysia, the birthplace of Silat, to unravel the mysteries of this ancient martial arts.
This episode of the investigative documentary series Secret Tribes follows our host Ezra Zaid to Bangkok where he discovers the nocturnal world of volunteer first responders.
In this episode of Secret Tribes, our host Ezra Zaid enters the largest prison in the Philippines and auditions for a boyband of dancing inmates. It’s all part of a radical rehabilitation programme to reform criminals. But does it really work?
Ezra Zaid rocks out with the punk rockers of Yangon. As reforms are underway, these new voices are emerging. But are they menaces to society or poets who speak for the silent?
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, host Ezra Zaid takes us into the secretive world of the Mat Rempit – illegal motorbike street racers who’ve been accused of terrorizing the public.
We go inside Malaysia’s brand new palace, Istana Negara, as the palace staff prepares to celebrate the new King’s birthday.