Rather than wait for infrastructure and investment to reach their rural community, the people of Nyangezi chose to innovate their own response to DRC's energy deficit. They established the SOCODI co-operative to harness the power of the Bishalalo River. With help from Ensemble, they have brought a reliable and affordable clean energy supply to their community.
The Last Taboo
A father who chooses not to live with his children is still a father. But, in the eyes of many, a mother who chooses not to live with her kids is a monster. In this provocative short documentary, three women who made the decision to mother from afar tell their stories, and open up about what they lost—and gained—when they left the homes they had shared with their children. At a time when there’s growing acceptance for alternative family models, why does the idea of non-custodial motherhood still have the power to shock and appall?
Jack Fincham explores his passion for nature with Chris Packham in this new programme for the BBC.
The Love Island winner, who was an enthusiastic birdwatcher while he competed on the ITV2 reality show, is hoping more people will fall in love with the UK's wildlife with a new digital show called Nature Dates.
The first episode sees Fincham receive a beginner's guide to birdwatching from Packham as the pair walk around London's Walthamstow Wetlands.
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
The IRC in Greece has equipped refugees at Eleonas camp in Athens so they are able to cook their own food and stay independent. We spent two days filming in Greece with Paind, an Afghani refugee who is trying to perfect his signature dish for when he's re-united with his family.
Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware
The first in a series of brand new ‘Future Cities' documentaries takes us inside Shenzhen, looking at how and why the city has evolved so rapidly. We examine the unique manufacturing eco-system that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film asks what the rest of the world can learn from the so-called ‘Silicon Valley of hardware’, and questions what may be next for Shenzhen itself.
Police on the streets separating rival supporters, cordons restricting access around the ground, holding the away end back after full time: these are familiar experiences for football fans attending derbies up and down the country.
Here we go behind the scenes at Birmingham City v Aston Villa to explore how police and fans interact with each other on match day
I Travel For Escapism
AJ Odudu is headed to the Cotswolds for a spot of escapism. On the surface it might not seem like an obvious destination for a millennial weekend away, but hold on a second there; the Cotswolds is a wellness HUB. Follow AJ as she tries out the latest trend of forest bathing (yep, it's a thing), a raw food cookery workshop, treehouse-hopping and even a bit of singing with the locals.
Les Petites Mains
Offering a rare glimpse into the human stories behind Haute Couture, Business of Fashion takes you into the Christian Dior atelier during the final, high-intensity 24 hours before the show, witnessing the tribulation and elation experienced by the craftsmen and women responsible.
Alexa Chung: Future of Fashion
Alexa Chung, our fashion bloodhound, is back investigating the ins and outs of the fashion industry in the second series of Vogue’s on-going documentary, the Future of Fashion. This time exploring things from a more business angle, she took the Vogue team to her adopted home city of New York and hit the trail to answer all your questions submitted via the Vogue social media channels.
Rufus and Steve are two guys living and working in London who spend most of their time wishing they were somewhere else. 'The Search' is a series that documents their adventures in the UK, showcasing the wilds of this country and the great people who live and work here. In the pilot episode they set off to the Highlands of Scotland.
This was never aimed at your hardened Bear Grylls fan, instead we wanted to offer something achievable to the casual camper, the city dweller who yearns to cut loose and head for the hills, albeit only for the weekend. The person who camps once a year at festivals but wants to get out more often.
Sadly this first episode had a tragic twist. Alasdair, the fisherman who took us under his wing, passed away soon after in a fishing accident. We immediately shelved the project but after speaking to his family we have decided to publish our film in the hope that it spreads his name a little further than the Highlands where he was a well known figure. Please bear in mind that the film was completed long before Alasdair's accident and so tonally it may feel at odds with the severity of his situation.
Amazing Humans is a series of short films that highlight some of the most inspiring people on earth. Here's the story of Solomon from Brixton Soup Kitchen who helps feed those in need.
With the most tech startups and venture capital per capita in the world, Israel has long been hailed as The Startup Nation. This feature-length documentary looks beyond Tel Aviv’s vibrant, liberal tech epicenter to the wider Holy Land region – the Palestinian territories, where a parallel Startup Nation story is emerging in East Jerusalem, Nazareth, Ramallah and other parts of the West Bank. We will examine the geographical and cultural situation and explore the future challenges – and solutions – these nations are facing
Cryogenics, vitamin injections, supplements, crystal baths, organic food - what really works? Join Camille Rowe as she explores the modern craze for ‘wellness’, finding out how to genuinely improve your health and happiness
Mind Reading Algorithms Are Stealing Our Democracy!
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE
Political advertising has got smarter. But have we? This quirky drama-documentary, combining expert interviews with a good old-fashioned alien invasion melodrama introduces us to some of the amazing techniques being employed by advertisers, explains how data from social media is fuelling them and investigates whether our democracy is under attack. Should we be changing our online behaviour? Will the data-guzzling aliens be defeated?
Music Nation: The Outsiders
CHANNEL 4 // DAZED
The third installment of Dazed's second series of Music Nation sees us travel to Glasgow with director Jim Demuth to gain a deeper insight into the fey boys, pop girls and post-punks that ruled the streets. Taking 80s inner-city deprivation as a starting point, Glasgow’s own effeminate take on punk proved that Scotland’s music capital could give just as good as anyone does when it comes to creativity.