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  • Black Rio

    Rio Brazil is a city where racism and inequality are alive and well despite much of its population having ancestral connections to slaves and a 53% of its population identifying itself as 'brown'. Today, women of colour such as Ludmilla must fight to empower themselves in the face of judgment and...

  • 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 intricat...

  • Touched By Murder

    Following the discovery of a young Polish woman's corpse left in a suitcase on a London canal, residents of the adjacent building share their reactions. While some remain indifferent or ignorant of the details, others are more deeply affected. For one woman, who shares the victim's nationality, t...

  • Barbados at the Races

    1 season

    This four-part series looks at Barbados through the lives - at work and at play - of the island's horse racing community. The series is centred on the Barbados Turf Club and following the stories of a colorful cast of characters, from the big white owners at the top of the tree right down to the ...

  • The Legendary Marion Williams

    Marion Williams was an American Gospel Icon whose charismatic sound and unique “whaling” vocal techniques earned her international fame in the United States, Europe, and Africa. Marion’s powerful voice led the Ward Singers to national popularity when they began recording in 1948, and also inspire...

  • Postcard From Afghanistan

    Comedian Mike King faces a stand-up gig like none other when asked to perform for American troops based in Afghanistan. King also meets with Kiwi soldiers situated in Kabul, Bagram, and Bamyan and talks about how they are helping rebuild and provide security in the war-torn country. During his jo...

  • The Graduates

    Three students who've had tough upbringings in different parts of the world achieve their dreams by changing their lives through a university education.

  • Philip and His Seven Wives

    Philip Sharp believes that God has chosen him to be a Hebrew king, and lives according to the Old Testament's ancient patriarchal system. This former rabbi, his seven wives and numerous children all live together under the same roof, raising horses and running second-hand furniture shops. Though ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • All White in Barking

    Through revealing interviews, alternately shocking and humorous, All White in Barking is a compassionate and illuminating film that probes the attitudes of Barking's white residents toward their new immigrant neighbours. Isaacs is an unseen, but prominent, presence, questioning prejudices and pry...

  • One Bride, Seven Cows or a Box of Heroin

    Across the world, girls take the place of goods in the economy, sold into marriage in exchange for everything from school fees to heroin. From Mei in Vietnam to Mujgan in Afghanistan, this film tells some of their stories.

  • First Contact

    When Columbus and Cortez ventured into the New World, there was no technology to record the drama of this first encounter. But, in 1930, when the Leahy brothers penetrated the interior of Papua New Guinea in search of gold, they carried a movie camera. Thus, they captured on film their unexpected...

  • 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 ...

  • Soldier Women: To See If I'm Smiling

    Israel is the only country in the world with compulsory army service for women. Whilst in Israel this is taken as commonplace, the experiences of Israeli women soldiers are rarely heard. Six women share their experiences as soldiers in the occupied territories during the bloodiest period since th...

  • Soldiers Who Rape

    Hundreds of thousands of women were brutally raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo's civil war. Rape is endemic on all sides of the conflict. At times extremely shocking, this film attempts to discover why rape is seen as a normal weapon of war and contains interviews with multiple soldiers w...

  • 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...

  • One of Them is Brett

    Roger Graef and The Thalidomide 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, r...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Biggie and Tupac

    Biggie & Tupac is a no holds barred investigation into the unsolved murders of two of the biggest superstars rap has ever produced; Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls and The Notorious B.I.G.). Both stars were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop...

  • 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 Favela Bar

    While many traditional bailes funk ('funk balls') have been prohibited in Rio's favelas, there has been a surge in the number of parties attended by upper-middle class youth in these communities. Tickets to exclusive parties in favelas can cost over $25, and the high price prevents local resident...