How the Jump Rope Got its Rhythm
by Beckypublished on 8th September 2022
Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series. “Down down, baby, down down the roller coaster…” Hip-hop owes a lot to the queens of double dutch. Ethnomusicologist Kyra Gaunt takes us on a tour of the fascinating history of the jump rope.
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.
The Young Cyclist: A Rwandan road rider
1 year ago
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.
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.
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.
Morocco’s Bollywood Dream
2 years ago
This documentary, filled with a wide variety of characters, voices and movie clips, is a fascinating snapshot of a world few outside Morocco knew existed. It also includes a contribution from legendary Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away in April 2020.
Antoinette Alexis shows us an easy super healthy recipe - Fuel your body with low-cholesterol rice free risotto!
A new government public awareness raising campaign highlights that if anyone is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, help is still available. We interview Liz Kingsley, Operating Director of Safe Arms, researcher and Consultant in Domestic Violence in the Black Christian Community to discuss the campaign, domestic abuse issues and find out what support is available.
An Africa Direct Documentary, Fresh Farm by Rumbi Katedza explores a farmer's creative commercial response to Zimbabwe’s food insecurity.
Soly, an Egyptian filmmaker, rescues Layaly, a stray dog in Cairo, with help from a group of animal welfare volunteers before travelling with her to a new home abroad. However, just hours before the dog is due to face life-saving throat surgery, she escapes into the hills. Soly joins a 10-day search with support from local media and volunteers.
'Perfection Doesn't Exist' features Alice Liveing; Personal Trainer and 3x Bestselling Author of 'The Body Bible'. In this episode Alice candidly discusses her struggles with body image, the concept of perfection and the responsibility that comes with having a large social media following.
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.