Europe’s Forbidden Colony
From France’s Front Nationale, to neo-fascists Jobbik in Hungary and the looming Brexit, Europe’s disgruntled voters are turning to an anti-elitist populism that is challenging mainstream politics. With French and German elections due this year, there are fears centrist parties will lose more ground, but few can explain why. In this new two part documentary series, Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat looks behind the refugee flows, terror attacks, and Brexit to reveal what is really threatening Europe’s establishment.
India’s Wushu Warrior
Schoolgirl Fareeha dreams of becoming a martial arts champion. Now after qualifying for an Indian national tournament she must convince her family to let her compete.
Olive lives by herself without water or electricity. Her way of life does not greatly differ from that of her grandfather’s (at the beginning of the 20th century), but Olive still has to deal with the Ministry of Agriculture who are coming to test her cattle. Through careful observation, humour and sensitivity, this short doc shatters the illusion of idyllic rural life in North Devon.
With nothing but our own two legs moving us, we begin to get a vague, tingling sense of who, or what, we really are.
From Africa’s Palms
Nidhi Dutt investigates the mirky business of palm oil in Cameroon.
Angola: Birth of a Movement
Arrested, harassed, beaten but still as noisy as ever – Ana de Sousa’s film shows how the Angolan youth refuse to be silenced.
The Circus Children
For decades, Nepali children, mostly girls, have been sought by Indian circuses for their fair skin and beauty. Neal follows an extraordinary Nepali rescue team as they head to India to raid a large Indian circus, suspected of using child performers.
Piecing Together Rwanda’s Past
Historians re-imagine Rwanda’s pre-colonial past using archaeological evidence. Premiered at the Rwanda Film Festival 2008 and toured across Rwanda in an inflatable cinema. The film is now on show in the National Museum in Butare.
Doctors travel to the frontiers of world health to find innovations in tech or meet the amazing people bringing medicine to the most remote parts of the planet.
Beads On One String
A metaphysical road movie where 50 folk from different faiths crammed into a bus and took off around India’s sacred sites. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they got more than they bargained for. There was a Buddhist student who climbed a mountain to ‘find himself’ only to realise that the pinkish smudge in the middle of everywhere he looked was in fact the tip of his nose.