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  • 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...

  • Striving For Utopias

    For women, sexuality can be a fraught issue. Subject to harassment, persecution and abuse, expected to repress desire or accept advances they don't want, female sexuality is continually being regulated. Yet every women has the right to be supported in sexual empowerment.

  • Playing The Game

    Boys are invited to play football with their dads. Girls aren't. Boys are invited into boardrooms, given advice and confidence, given access to where the decisions are made. Girls, on the other hand, must bring themselves into play. Why?

  • One Extra Year

    62 million girls worldwide do not attend school. Just one extra year of education, however, can alter everything from infant mortality rates to the likelihood of democratic governance.

  • Township Architect

    Though apartheid in South-Africa was abolished in 1994 some of its institutions, such as townships, remain. Initially constructed to house black citizens as part of segregationist policy these are still home to underprivileged, largely-black communities. Experience life in the townships through i...

  • Facts of Life

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

  • 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.

  • John Mortimer A Life In Words

    Examines the thoughts and observations of English writer, barrister and raconteur Sir John Mortimer. Enjoying a successful career as a QC before becoming a full-time writer, a staunch defender of civil liberties who was involved in the Oz magazine obscenity trial in the 1960s and the man who won ...

  • 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.