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  • Oxygen The Old Man and His Bed

    Following an invitation to a hospital ward specialising in severe respiratory diseases, Marc Isaacs takes a liking to a patient called Bob. Struck by this man’s optimistic, kind and humorous character, the director spends one long night filming an individual whose grave illness seems not to hinde...

  • So Much, So Fast

    What would you do if you found out you only had a few years to live? So Much So Fast documents five years in the life of Stephen Heywood who, at 29, discovers he had the paralysing neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease). Determined to live as well as possib...

  • The Nine Lives of Alice Martineau

    Born in 1972 with cystic fibrosis, the odds were stacked from the start. Filmed before her tragic death in March 2003 shows how this widely respected singer refused to compromise her musical ambitions.

  • My Childhood in Hell

    Lisbeth Zornig Andersen has a successful career and leads a comfortable life. Her childhood, however, was marked by a lack of care, violence and sexual abuse from her father and mother. She spent time in and out of the care system, made multiple attempts to run away, and was only saved by her rel...

  • Facts of Life

    Where you’re born makes a radical difference to the healthcare you can expect. The disparity between different countries is stark.

  • One of Them is Brett

    Roger Graef and The Thaldomide Society’s groundbreaking film about Brett, a boy born without arms, introduced the plight of Thalidomide children to the world. We see touching and personal scenes from his home life - rough and tumble with his brothers, meal times and other practical activities, re...

  • What Ami Did Not Know

    Nearly all maternal deaths could be prevented, if women had access to essential maternal and healthcare services. This animated film explores maternal and newborn health through the mind of a baby girl called Ami.

  • The Recurring Nightmare

    Filmmaker Khalo Matabane has a disturbing recurrent dream, where he sees his body in a coffin in the ground. To try and explore the meaning behind it, he enlists the help of a psychologist, and a traditional South African sangoma.

  • What If

    This film imagines a world in which women and men were treated the same in the workplace – paid the same, given the same employment rights, expected to share domestic labour and childcare. The impact would be profound.

  • Every Year Every Hour Every Minute

    With abortion illegal in the majority of the developing world, unplanned pregnancies have dangerous consequences. Without contraception, women are denied choice over how their own families, forced to face often fatal consequences.

  • How The World Went Mad

    The five-part animated series explores the rise of political insanity through the sociology of madness. Using animation and archival footage, these humorous films unpack complex ideas by using an original mix of satire and science. Each episode tackles a different aspect of the madness epidemic b...

  • After The Dance

    After the Dance is a deeply personal film, by award-winning documentary maker Daisy Asquith, who unlocks a family secret that is still causing shame and outrage in an insulated village in County Clare, Ireland. Exploring the ongoing effects of her mother’s conception after a dance in the west coa...