iwonder, the pioneering video streaming platform in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, is launching in Hong Kong today. The iwonder collection covers a wide range of documentaries and current affairs, catering to a large, loyal fanbase across several countries, such as Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos.
The documentaries available on iwonder cater to various interests, sorted across over 50 genres and categories including: crime, biographies, sports, history, politics, science and technology, religion, music, movies, climate change, war, and more. Some of the critically acclaimed programmes available are The Kleptocrats – the jaw-dropping investigation into the multi-billion-dollar scandal that funded Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Wolf Of Wall Street, and inspired bestselling book, Billion Dollar Whale and Children Of The Sex Trade – the story of two fearless Filipinos sisters who helped former Australian police and Special Forces officers rescue underage girls from sex bars.
In conjunction with our expansion to Hong Kong, check out these selected titles that highlight the stories of people in Hong Kong and China, the challenges and socio-political issues that they face, and the ways that they rise to overcome them.
27min • 2019 • Politics & World Affairs, Society • US
The Weekly is a documentary series from The New York Times that brings you inside the biggest stories reshaping our world. In this episode, Fire and Water, we are immersed in the 12 days of pure chaos experienced by reporters and protesters during the siege of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, watching firsthand how protesters barricaded themselves inside university buildings, only narrowly escaping when police stormed in days later.
47min • 2018 • Culture, Society
City DNA explores different, fascinating aspects of living in some of Asia’s most popular cities, examining how some places are soulmates for some people and complete mismatches for others. In the Hong Kong episode, we meet various residents of Hong Kong, from artists to migrants to social activists, and gain their perspective on what it is like to live in this vibrant city.
86 min • Crime, Business & Technology • 2017
Banksters examines corruption at HSBC, one of the world’s top financial institutions. If HSBC were a country, it would be the fifth world economic power, but what if this power came from moving dirty money around the world? From tax evasion to money laundering for the mafia and manipulation of currency, “this bank had done everything bad that a bank can possibly do.”
84 min • Crime, Society • 2016
Surveillance, harassment, imprisonment. Activist Ye Haiyan (aka Hooligan Sparrow) knew she risked faced these risks, yet went to Hainan, China, to seek justice for 6 schoolgirls who were sexually abused by their principal. Emmy-nominated and Sundance Film Festival-nominee for Grand Prize Jury.
57 min • Politics & World Affairs, Culture • 2019
Badiucao, a.k.a China’s Banksy, uses street art to critique the authoritarian CCP government and fight for the freedom of the people of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The film documents the artist’s dangerous journey in challenging China’s censorship and one-party policy, while living in exile in Australia and trying to keep his identity private.
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