The term originates from the Latin word “populus” meaning populace.

The definition of the word people is a group of persons regardless of the age and gender. There are a number of synonyms for the word “people” and some of them are human beings, mankind, personages, humanity and etc. Depending on the culture, tradition, kinship, language and beliefs, they can be recognized as a certain distinctive group e.g. the native people of Canada.

The definition varies and it is established within the context. For example the citizens of a country, especially when considered in relation to those who govern them are referred to as people.

Other uses of the word include the phrase “People`s republic” used in the socialist states or in the criminal law where the jurisdictions, criminal prosecutions are brought in the name of the People.

Now let us enter the colorful and amazing world of people. Discover various cultures and customs, enjoy the diversity that our planet has to offer in that sense. Unfortunately there is also a dark side to this story. Witness the devastating consequences of the cultural or religious division and how the ordinary people are affected by these strives.

This category contains the documentaries and video materials that are concerned with the above mentioned issues of the people and here are some of the examples of these diverse matters.

A good example of a heartwarming story of the people is that of a man called Baltazar Ushca, a glacier ice harvester, working on the Mount Chimborazao. He is the last member of his family that is still in the business.

Explore the story of the people whose homes are built over the ancient wine cellars. The Avasi Hill in Miskolc, Hungary is the area, formerly known for the large wine growing business, where these homes stand today.

The shocking numbers of almost 8.5 million children are currently enslaved across the world today. Follow the stories of five of these children and learn about their hardships such as forced prostitution, begging and mining. Unable to show the truth to the world, these children turn to the reporter Rageh Omaar.

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The Last Ice Merchant
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The Last Ice Merchant tells the story of Baltazar Ushca, who for over 50 years has harvested ice off of the glacier on Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo twice a week. A family business,...

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Surviving in the Siberia for 70 Years
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In the late 1940s' a family of Russian Old Believers called 'Lykovs' travelled to Siberia's vast taiga to escape from presecution and begin a new life. This family eventually settl...

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Sea Bites – Battle Against The Sea
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In a small, 2 meter area of rocks, ravaged by continual waves on the Spanish coast, lies the perfect combination of oxygen and water for the Goose Barnacle to grow. In Spain and P...

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My Secret Self – Transgenderism Documentary
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An amazing and moving look at gender identity from a young age. My secret self looks at three children and their coming to terms with their transgenderism.

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Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine
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This intriguing documentary showcases the events around the much celebrated Chess match between Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player who has ever lived and Deep Blue, IBM’s ...

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