London-based journalist Iman Amrani meets two activists who are confronting the root causes of youth violence in the United Kingdom. At the age of 15, Athian Akec became a youth MP and put knife crime at the top of his political agenda.
Temi Mwale founded the 4Front Project, an organisation that helps young people who have been affected by violence. Athian and Temi talk about the structural, political and social issues that are excluding many young people and can lead to violence.
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Dr Tom Frieden, the former director of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and current CEO of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative, talks with host Steve Clemons about what’s next in the global fight against COVID-19.
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, this special edition of The Listening Post looks at the climate of fear that undergirded the so-called “War on Terror” and how the US news and entertainment industries helped produce it.
12 homeless soccer players compete for the Street Soccer USA Cup. By moving from a life of isolation to a life of community, the players achieve success on the field and in their lives. Powerful, uplifting, and above all, hopeful.
Ice Motion showcases breathtaking scenery. The film deals with issues of global warming, climate change, and the melting Arctic. The footage was taken on land, on the sea, in the air, as well as underwater, thanks to a robot built to inspect the ocean floor.
Award-winning documentary focusing on the island nation of Dominica and their resilience to climate change after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, while struggling to persevere their diminishing populations of sea turtles.
In this performance for TED, Guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela combine furiously fast riffs and dazzling rhythms to create a style that draws on both flamenco guitar and heavy metal in this live performance of their song, “The Soundmaker.”
In this performance for TED, in a moment of musical beauty that calls for reflection, actor and performer Cynthia Erivo sings a moving rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” accompanied by pianist Gary Motley.
In this performance for TED, singer-songwriter Sigrid invites us to listen to uplifting vocals, warm guitar strums and delicate melodies as she performs her songs “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Home to You.”
Afropop artist and UN Goodwill Ambassador Yemi Alade is known for her electrifying stagecraft and edgy style. In this performance for TED she performs “True Love,” an energetic song about forgetting sorrow and finding optimism, followed by “Africa,” a ballad celebrating love of home.
Taking on Everest is part of a larger battle to overcome centuries of discrimination against women who have lost their husbands to the mountain. 101 East meets the Sherpa widows defying tradition to conquer the world’s highest mountain.
The Meek is a well-paced action/drama that satisfies both the drama lover and action junkie in us all! Josh, recently released from prison and struggling with the death of his daughter at the hands of a rival gangster, attempts to start over in a small town. His newfound spirituality is tested when his violent past returns with a vengeance.
Bringing the dead back to life. A groundbreaking series dealing with real-life, current situations of grave recycling, cemetery abandonment, and how developers build homes, stores, and businesses over top of old cemeteries. In many cases leaving the bodies in the ground.
In the third episode of Generation Change, we travel to Lebanon to see how young organisers are mobilising to halt one of the most serious economic and political crises in Lebanon’s history. Presented by Luna Safwan, Karim and Azza discuss Lebanon’s political gridlock, the August 4 Beirut blast, as well as strategies to end corruption and dismantle the sectarian power-sharing system.