RTDoc features original series and films on the most intriguing cultural, historical, environmental and human interest stories from around the world, as well as exclusive documentaries about Russia, produced in-house by RT.
RTDoc’s creations have won international prizes such as Media Excellence and New York Festivals Awards, and gained a strong following amongst cable providers worldwide.

Subscribe About us / Contact us


Voodoo Brides


Benin is a spiritual home of voodoo and the only country where it’s recognised as a state religion. In southern Benin, children are sent to traditional voodoo monasteries, where they are forbidden to speak their native language and use their names. Children are given to monasteries to appease the spirits if a parent or a child is sick. Taking them back requires an expensive ritual. But parents often have neither money nor willingness to return their children, leaving them in monasteries for months and years.