Hands On 6 | Green Beginnings

Over a third of the world’s food is grown in the gardens and plots within the town boundary. As agriculture gets bigger and more mechanised we grow fewer varieties. Its here in the garden where we can do our bit to promote diversity…not only in varieties grown but in taste. “Feed the world and nurture […]

Hands On 5 | Packing a Punch

Social provisions, such as education and health care, are considered a basic human right. However, in some parts of the world, the basic needs of some marginalised communities are still left unattended. ‘Packing a Punch’ explores a series of World Bank projects that are attempting to include the previously excluded; to extend life’s basic necessities […]

Early Life | The Mayor’s Footsteps: Peru

Warned that the child he’s talked to will grow up poor and violent, Mayor Amilcar Huancahuari sighs. If only we could start young, he believes, we’d have a better chance of a peaceful and prosperous world. We need to keep young children away from violence, and develop their brains from birth. But is that just […]

Life | Cheated of Childhood

St Petersburg was once the glittering capital of Russia. Today its magnificent metro stations have become home to a generation of street children who survive by begging, informal child labour or prostitution. The end of communism may have brought many positive economic changes in the lives of ordinary Russians, but it’s also led to soaring […]

Early Life | The Mayor’s Footsteps: Brazil

Every year the Mina congregation in Sao Luis, Brazil, choose a child Emperor and Empress. Watching this year in the tropical heat – amid Afro-Catholic drumming and chanting – is Mayor Amilcar from Huamanga in Peru. With the new Brazilian government emphasizing Early Child Development, Amilcar want to know whether Latin America’s richest country can […]

Life on the Edge 2 | Trawler Girl

Out at sea, Johanna’s running the show… Namibia’s first female trawler captain has a crew of 23. But it’s not so long since she was living in a shantytown, with no running water, a girl from the villages who used to walk 14 kilometres to school. Men are not used to a woman at the […]

Hands On 5 | Making the Connection

In Karnataka India, the state government is computerising the land records which used to be controlled by local officials, many of whom were corrupt. The system now helps farmers to gain faster access to secure legal records about their land. In Sierra Leone, a country emerging from the strife of civil war, two projects are […]

Zero Ten Twenty | Episode 3

In 1992, the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, tve started filming with 11 babies, born in 10 different countries around the world. The idea was simple: we would track the impact of Rio and our rapidly changing world, through their lives and their stories. Over the last 20 years we’ve returned to film […]

Zero Ten Twenty | Episode 2

In 1992, the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, tve started filming with 11 babies, born in 10 different countries around the world. The idea was simple: we would track the impact of Rio and our rapidly changing world, through their lives and their stories. Over the last 20 years we’ve returned to film […]