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Seeking justice for victims of sexual violence in Iraq and Syria

We go behind the scenes of the investigations into the sexual violence committed during recent conflicts in Syria and Iraq. From finding victims to collecting evidence and building a case, the film presents the chall...


Projecting Strength, Providing Protection: One UN Policewoman’s Story

A female Cameroonian peacekeeper helps young women in the Central African Republic know their rights and protect their bodies. Standing up for girls who may be vulnerable to exploitation, this UN policewoman shows an ...


Argentina: Empowering the Blind and Visually Impaired

Pablo Lecuona, a blind activist in Argentina, is on a journey to help his government implement the Marrakesh Treaty to enable more blind and visually impaired people to access a greater number of books and other print...


Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway

Terrorist attacks draw headlines around the world – but what happens to the survivors once the media has moved on? On 9 November, the United Nations will screen “Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway,” ...


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United States: Tackling Climate Change Close to Home (Passive House)

One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing houses can help heal the planet. 21st Century: Episode #131 Producer, Videographe...


Northeast Nigeria: Extremism and the Struggle to Rebuild

[21st Century, Episode 129] In north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, eight years into the insurgency by extremist group Boko Haram, the humanitarian crisis is one of the most severe in the world today. 8.5...


New Life, New Ambition: Germany’s Refugees and Migrants

More than a million people have fled to Germany in the last two years, from countries like Syria and Afghanistan. Despite the loss and trauma, most are determined to build a better future. 21st Century Episode 128 P...


A Day in the Life of Afghan Deminers

21st Century Episode 128 Anti-personnel mines are designed to kill and maim and that’s exactly what they continue to do in Afghanistan. We spend a day with a deminer – risking his own life to keep others safe. Produ...


Plastic Ocean

United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our stor...


Seychelles – Coral Crusaders

United Nations - Surrounded by over a million square kilometres of Indian Ocean, the people of the Seychelles depend on the sea for everything. But climate change is threatening their future. Now they are fighting fo...


Central African Republic: Re-Opening The Bridge of Death

United Nations - In the midst of violent conflict in Central African Republic, youths from opposing sides come together for the future of the country’s children. 21st Century: Episode #125 Script: