The film celebrates contemporary Arab female bands as they break barriers, preserve heritage music and overcome obstacles – all to a great soundtrack.
There have been very few all-women musical groups in the Arab world – until now. Jordanian band Naya and Egyptian group The Lady's Drum are among the trailblazers making a name for themselves and performing to big, new audiences.
India’s red sandalwood is one of the most expensive timbers in the world. It is also an endangered species. An international black-market trade in it has decimated valuable forests, with armies of smugglers terrorising local law enforcement. One man stands accused of being at the top of the trade - Sahul Hameed.
In this 101 East documentary we meet India's women wrestlers and boxers who are battling for their rights in and out of the sporting arena.
The Sea Won’t Scare Us is a documentary film by Camille Toulme and Julien Goudichaud.
After fleeing the war in Ukraine, a nine-year-old chess prodigy and his mother adjust to their new life in Britain.
Rwanda’s Amasunzu hairstyles are eye-catching sculptures of dramatic shapes, peaks and shaved partings. These once-famous styles were worn as a form of identity in pre-colonial times, with each hair design communicating information, messages and stories. The tradition died out but is making a comeback.
Lassina Koné is a dancer, choreographer and the artistic director of his contemporary dance company Don Sen Folo, meaning "first dance steps". He wants to raise the profile of dance in Mali and also integrate traditional dances into his modern choreography.
Could North Korea’s next ruler be a woman? North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, has an increasingly prominent role in the communist regime and some observers believe she is his natural successor. This 101 East documentary investigates North Korea’s most powerful woman.
Australia’s thylacine has been extinct for almost 100 years, but a group of the country’s scientists say they will have it roaming the wilds again in a matter of years. This 101 East documentary meets the scientists behind the ambitious project to bring thylacine back to life.
The number of rhinos in Nepal has grown to 752. The rise is attributed to one of the world's toughest anti-poaching approaches, mixed with innovative community-based conservation efforts. This 101 East documentary investigates one of the greatest conservation success stories in Asia and asks if it is sustainable.
This award-winning documentary adventure to the hidden Kingdom of Mustang - the planet's last great horse culture. The Last Forbidden Kingdom of the Himalayas is also the last great equine culture on the planet and their magnificent horsemen face a precarious future. Journey to a place where the spiritual bond with the horse is unlike any other, a land beyond time.
Watch the trailer for Thariode, which tells the story of gold mining in Thariode, one of the most ancient cities of the Malabar region, British India. The film also charts the history of gold mining in other areas of Malabar during the 19th century.
Watch the trailer for this historical docudrama, which chronicles the life of a kingmaker who influenced, controlled and changed the reign of 7 Mughal Emperors in medieval India.
An Africa Direct documentary. David Ochieng, also known as 'Avido', is a Kenyan designer whose brand is making a noise in the fashion industry. But while his clothes are sold around the world, he stays true to his roots in Nairobi’s Kibera slum.
Aliane Mugisha was a roadside hawker in Kigali when she decided to change her business, inspired by the local men who rode taxi bicycles. She did not know this would lead to a whole new cycling adventure. In The Young Cyclist, by filmmaker Yuhi Amuli, she shares her story of determination and focus - and its uplifting results.
An Africa Direct Documentary, Fresh Farm by Rumbi Katedza explores a farmer's creative commercial response to Zimbabwe’s food insecurity.
How a Kenyan mother is taking on cyberbullies with kindness. Bullying is no longer confined to school playgrounds and workplaces. Concerned about her kids growing up in Kenya’s toxic cyberspace, banker-by-day Marjoline decides to launch an online kindness campaign.
A Witness Documentary from Al Jazeera. Forty-two-year-old street food trader Cristel Ewolo lives in Switzerland, where he was mysteriously abandoned as a child. From an extract of his birth certificate, he knows that his country of origin is the Republic of the Congo.