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  • Changemakers Identity

    Around the globe, there are people who dedicate themselves to making a difference in their community, and to benefiting the lives of others. Their mission is not a quest for money, fame or any personal gain. They are changemakers.

  • Changemakers Leisure

    Around the globe, there are people who dedicate themselves to making a difference in their community, and to benefiting the lives of others. Their mission is not a quest for money, fame or any personal gain. They are changemakers.

  • Changemakers Work

    Around the globe, there are people who dedicate themselves to making a difference in their community, and to benefiting the lives of others. Their mission is not a quest for money, fame or any personal gain. They are changemakers.

  • Changemakers Communication

    Around the globe, there are people who dedicate themselves to making a difference in their community, and to benefiting the lives of others. Their mission is not a quest for money, fame or any personal gain. They are changemakers.

  • Lift

    When filmmaker Marc Isaacs embarks on a mission to capture the dynamics of everyday life in a London tower block, his original approach reaps wonderfully unexpected results. Setting up in the lift, he waits for the opportune moment to converse with the residents. By turns humorous and moving, the...

  • Changemakers Movement

    Around the globe, there are people who dedicate themselves to making a difference in their community, and to benefiting the lives of others. Their mission is not a quest for money, fame or any personal gain. They are changemakers.

  • Calais The Last Border

    While the British perceive Calais as the gateway to Europe or a place to buy cheap alcohol, others see it as the last frontier in the quest for a better life in England. This character-driven film follows the lives of refugees and migrants who have come from afar only to be stranded so close to t...

  • Amazing Azerbaijan

    ‘Amazing Azerbaijan!’ pulls back the curtain on the glittery facade that this oil-rich nation presented to the world when hosting Eurovision 2012, telling personal stories of human rights abuses to which Europe's leaders have turned a blind eye. It’s a tale of two countries: one a shiny democracy...

  • Black Harvest

    Black Harvest follows Joe Leahy (the half-caste son of one of the first explorers of the Papua New Guinean interior) and his progress in convincing the indigenous Ganiga people to join him in his coffee growing venture. While Joe's relations with the local Ganiga tribe who work his coffee plantat...

  • The Queen of North Shields

    Josephine moved to the UK as a refugee from Zimbabwe. Her husband Michael works as a nurse in care homes and they send between £400 and £700 a month to support their relatives back in the village. Although they are seen as rich by their family in Africa, they live on one of the most deprived and ...

  • The Road

    Director Marc Isaacs introduces a diverse number of characters who have made their way to London, from all over the world, in order to seek a better life. There's a young Irish woman who dreams of becoming a singer, who takes a job pulling pints in Cricklewood, serving the generations of Irish pe...

  • Beauty Academy Of Kabul

    Sponsored by U.S.-based cosmetic companies, a delegation of American volunteers embarks on an ambitious mission to start Afghanistan’s very first Western-style beautician school after the fall of the Taliban. Keen to help Afghan women see themselves and others in a new, liberated light, these out...

  • Shot in Bombay

    A fast-paced and furious documentary exposing the dark underbelly of Bollywood's tinselly glamour. The Mumbai film industry has long been rumoured to be associated with crime syndicates. The connection was publicly established when, in July 2007, one of India's superstars, Sanjay Dutt, was convic...

  • Joe Leahy's Neighbours

    The sequel to 'First Contact', this film follows Joe, the mixed-race son of Australian explorer Michael Leahy, in his rocky relationship with his indigenous neighbours. Raised in the highlands of Papua and educated in Europe, he owns a coffee plantation, on the edge of which filmmakers Connolly a...

  • My Afghanistan

    Nagieb Khaja is a Danish journalist of Afghan origin and he believes that the West makes decisions on Afghanistan based on an uninformed view of the country and its people. Despite the volume of media produced about Afghanistan since the American invasion of 2001, it is rare to get a sense of wha...

  • Killing Gävle

    In the city of Gävle, Sweden, there is an annual fight between local custodians and mischievous pagans for the spirit of Christmas. Each year since 1966, local business owners have paid for a 40ft straw goat to be made and displayed in the main square for the Holiday season. In 37 of those years,...

  • The Chinese Mayor

    The Chinese Mayor tells the story of the controversial Chinese Mayor of Datong, Geng Yanbo and his radical attempts at reform, demolishing 140,000 households and relocating half a million people to restore the city's ancient walls. Believing that clean economic growth from tourism and culture wil...

  • Japan: Story Of Love And Hate

    Naoki, 56, lived a life of luxury in Japan's bubble economy days. But when Japan's economy crashed in the early 1990s he lost everything, ending up divorced and penniless. He was saved from homelessness by his new girlfriend, 29-year-old Yoshie, who took him in despite living in a tiny one-room a...

  • Salma

    When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family locked her up for 25 years, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. During that time, words were Salma'€™s salvation. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through an intric...

  • Justice for Sale

    Justice for Sale follows the young, courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine who refuses to accept that justice is indeed 'For Sale' in her country. When Claudine investigates the case of a soldier convicted of rape, she discovers that his trial was unfair and that he was convicted on th...

  • Pink Saris

    Sampat Pal Devi had had enough of the violence and lack of freedom in Indian women’s lives and decided to take matters into her own hands. She gathered like-minded women together and, wearing pink, they started storming the offices of corrupt officials, hectoring and beating abusive husbands and ...

  • Art: Interrupted

    In the winter of 2012, the historic port town of Kochi, Kerala began the process of creating the largest art exhibition in India, and the biggest contemporary art exhibition in Asia. Filmmaker Hattie Bowering follows big name Indian and international artists’ attempts at creating new and ambitiou...

  • Luana

    Luana Muniz is a 59 year old sex worker, known as 'Queen of Lapa' after the bohemian neighbourhood in Rio where she lives. Lapa is famous for its samba venues and also for the trans women who work on its streets, and Luana is one of them. She also owns a house that serves as a meeting point and h...

  • The Singing Contest

    The bird-singing contest in Rio, which showcases the talents of curiós – birds that are on the list of endangered species. We follow the preparations of a bird and its elderly owner in the lead-up to a competition.