Current Affairs

Love and Sex in Russia

It’s a country of contradictions, where love and sex clash with customs and patriarchy. Where traditional values and large families are glorified but 40% of children grow up without a father and domestic abuse isn’t a crime. Welcome to Putin's Russia.

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Narrated by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman and secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest, this film follows the work and life of renowned human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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Down and Out in Paris: The Abandoned Homeless

Thousands of people live on the streets of Paris, hiding in car parks, manholes, tunnels and shopping centre basements. Who are these invisible people? What are their stories?

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Taiwan vs China: A Fragile Democracy

Taiwan remains determined to stand up as a vibrant, young democracy. But it won’t be easy…

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The African-American Elite

While African Americans are more likely to live in poverty than any other ethnic group, America is also home to the biggest group of wealthy, highly successful black people in the world. Now, 1 in 50 African American families are millionaires, forming part of a new ‘black elite'.

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USA: On the Brink

Facing a pandemic, an unprecedented economic and social crisis, the United States seems to be on the brink. We followed middle-class Americans who now find themselves on the poverty line.

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Democracy for $ale

In America, lobby groups, corporations and billionaires invest millions of dollars to ensure that the ‘right’ candidate wins elections. For many, this is nothing less than “legal corruption”.

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Journey Through A Forbidden Pakistan

Pakistan, ‘land of the Pure’, remains a country of contradictions. A bastion of radical Islam trying to change to a modern state. We examine some of the undercurrents threatening the stability of this Atomic nation.

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Order! The Final Act

Four years on from the fateful referendum that marked the beginning of the end for Great Britain’s membership in the European Union, and the story is still unfolding. The debates that unfold here are emblematic of the ideological war underway between populism and liberal democracy, at play over Europe and in the rest of the world.

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