If knowledge is what you seek this summer, TVNZ OnDemand and iwonder will provide...

Explore our nine new compelling and inspiring one-off documentaries, all arriving Thursday 12 December.

Video artist Edith Stephen in Winter at Westbeth

Winter at Westbeth

Filmed across one year in New York City's Westbeth Artists Housing, 95-year-old video artist Edith Stephen hopes to complete an experimental film, 75-year-old contemporary dancer Dudley Williams rehearses for his return to the stage and 82-year-old poet Ilsa Gilbert faces her mortality with revealing poetry.

Alt-Right: Age of Rage

This hard-hitting exposé investigates the rise of the alt-right brought on by the election of Donald Trump. In response, the shadow collective Antifa and civil rights organisations like the SPLC and NAACP are fighting back in the courts, the media, and the streets.

Surviving Sandy Hook

Follow the families of the Sandy Hook Primary School massacre victims as well as action groups, town officials and emergency services as they fight for change in gun laws and attempt to heal from that traumatic day in December 2012.

Morgan Spurlock in Super Size Me

Super Size Me

While investigating the impact of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock challenged himself to eat nothing but McDonald’s for 30 days, monitoring the unexpected and terrifying side effects.

Ocean Warriors: Chasing Thunder

From the Antarctic’s remote Southern Ocean to the coral reefs of Tanzania and the vast tuna fisheries of the Western Pacific, meet the fascinating characters who have answered the call to protect our seas, using innovative, direct-action tactics.

The Heart of Nuba

In the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, American doctor Tom Catena serves the needs of a forgotten people as the region is bombed relentlessly by an indicted war criminal, Omar al-Bashir.

My Name is Salt

My Name is Salt

Filmmaker Farida Pacha follows Sanabhai and his family to a seasonal, saline desert in Gujerat India. There they harvest what they proudly proclaim to be the world's whitest salt using the same painstaking, manual techniques as generations before them.

Murder in Paradise

In September 2014, two British backpackers were found dead just yards from their hotel in Koh Tao, Thailand. Accusations of corruption and incompetence surround the police investigation into their deaths, with some arguing the authorities were more anxious to protect the tourist industry than solve the murders.

Life Off Grid

Jonathan Taggart and Phillip Vannini travel across Canada to find 200 off-gridders, chronicling the experiences, challenges, inventions and aspirations of people who have chosen to re-invent daily life in an innovative but also quite traditional way.

Plus, there's plenty more where those came from and they're waiting to be discovered in our iwonder category!