In Bacau, Romania, Georgiana Halmac will be 15 this winter and at this precarious age she must become the carer for her six siblings. Her stoicism and humour is a lesson in survival.
Sao Paolo’s Sabao Favela is a sprawling concrete jungle in the heart of the city. Home to four friends - Djan, William, Ricardo and Biscoito whose unique form of pixacao (Brazilian graffiti) is about to gain them worldwide attention.
Meet the inhabitants of Niaqornat, Greenland. All 59 of them. While Lars, the only teenager in town, dreams of escaping, the lack of jobs and melting ice suggest an uncertain future for this tiny, pragmatic community...
Olly Lambert takes a close look at the gulf between personal filmmaking and making docs for TV by comparing two versions of his remarkable footage showing the devastating impact of the war in Syria.
Enemies of Happiness follows Malalai Joya on the campaign trail in the run-up to the first democratic parliamentary election in Afghanistan for over 30 years.
A strange, enigmatic and decadent white diplomat arrives in central Africa. Officially he is there to start a factory that produces matches – this, to employ locals and teach how to make this simple piece of fire-making equipment. Unofficially he is really there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists explores the historical roots of early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and tells the story of how they evolved into groups such as Anonymous.
For five years, Alma was a member of the Maras, one of the most violent gangs in Guatemala. In a country undermined by violence, Alma is typical of her generation, growing up in a world where laws and justice were flouted with impunity.
Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) investigates the secret crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a charismatic Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under his control.
Director Jessica Yu presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Last Call at the Oasis exposes the neglected problem of impending global water shortage, and features those who fight for the countless American residents who suffer from water pollution, including activist Erin Brockovich. With shocking facts from distinguished experts, the film is an urgent wake-up call.
'A girl's life is cruel...A woman's life is very cruel', notes the formidable Sampat Pal Devi, leader of the Pink Sari-wearing Gulabi Gang. From highly-acclaimed director Kim Longinotto, Pink Saris is a finely-crafted and classically observational documentary, partraying a complex figure with honesty and empathy, and giving a window onto the reality for many women in Northern India.
Amid the global coverage of uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria, protests in the island kingdom of Bahrain went largely ignored. Shot undercover in Bahrain over the course of three months, Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark follows the saga of the Arab revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West and forgotten by the world.
In April 1989, five black and Hispanic teenagers from Harlem were arrested for the brutal assault and rape of a white woman in Central Park. After hours of intense interrogations, the youths confessed and were sentenced to long prison terms.