Changi Prison is a concrete purgatory, spartan to the extreme. No beds, no pillows and no chairs in the cells. Humiliating strip searches are routine, as a matter of security. Yet, practiced in this prison are some of the most sophisticated methods to reform the hearts and minds of the most recalcitrant prisoners.
When a City Rises
The world has seen the iconic images of protestors covered in black, tossing back tear gas, taking on the authoritarian superpower that is China. Who are these hidden people ? When a city rises up against a superpower, everyone must decide how far they will go for freedom.
Sieged: The Press Vs Denialism
In Brazil, as many other countries, the pandemic rapidly becomes politicised as chaos engulfs the official response while journalists are scapegoated for telling the truth, misinformation fills the airwaves and medics become overwhelmed by a preventable, escalating death toll.
Grain: Analog Renaissance
The art world and beyond is obsessed with shooting analog. From elite fashion houses to amateurs perusing eBay, is it a trend perpetuated by our desire for authenticity in an increasingly superficial world? Or is it something else entirely?
Can AI enable us to live forever? Filmmaker Ann Shin sets out on a journey, exploring the latest AI and biotech with scientists and visionaries who foresee a ‘post-biological’ world where humans and AI merge. Will AI be the best, or the last thing we ever do?
Climate Trailblazers: Reimagining Our Future
Exciting technologies have emerged, setting the gears in motion for a new green industrial revolution. What are the new technologies that decouple social and economic growth from carbon emissions? New innovations across the world will provide new and greener ways of producing energy, materials and food.
Young & Afraid
In 2017 Petter decides to end his life, but at the last moment, is stopped by police. His best friend Sverre is determined to help and suggests they make a film to keep Petter busy and focused on getting better. Equipped with a camera, they search the streets of Oslo to find out how troubled souls deal with their lives.
The Face of Anonymous
Cyber terrorist or freedom fighter? Little did novelist Ian Thornton suspect that the beggar into whose hat he dropped some coin would turn out to be a high ranking member of the Anonymous movement involved in major cyber-attacks. After years on the run from the FBI the man known as Commander X is now looking for political asylum.
Vinyl Nation is the comprehensive documentary about vinyl - past and present - taking in the fandom, the production, its sound, and its history including its road-bumps, and a new generation of fans that smash the stereotype of it being the preserve of older white males.
Pentamind: The Ultimate Mind Sport Championship
The Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) is a tournament that showcases the largely ignored world of mental sports. The eight day event, combines fifty disciplines from Chess, Poker and Backgammon, to family favourites like Scrabble and Monopoly, and lesser- known gems like ‘Entropy’, and ‘Catan’.
Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet
Can blockchain technology be used to create a new, fairer, decentralised and uncensored web3.0 where we can control our data and protect our online identities? Or will the potential be squandered as mega corporations once again compete for dominance in this new field.
The Politics of Climate Change
We travel the world to see how the devastation wrought by droughts, wildfires, floods and catastrophic rains - all the direct results of climate change - are a political problem, and require political solutions. From the outback of Australia, to the Pakistani Himalayas and Brazilian Amazon, this series takes us to the front line of the approaching disaster.