10 year old Sooraj, works in a ‘rat-hole’. The ‘rat-hole’ mines in the Jaintia Hills (NorthEast India) are narrow strips of coal deposits requiring children to descend down steep, sheer chutes and burrow into narrow horizontal tunnels to scratch coal
A selection from over 400 films we've supported so far, in alphabetical order
Even with the odds stacked against him, a 10 year-old boy fights his way out of a life in the ‘rathole’ coalmines, to educate himself.
A gripping investigation into the growing phenomenon of forced marriages
“This film would have been impossible without the fantastic support of WorldView. We had set ourselves a very ambitious task – to follow the work of the Forced Marriage Unit for a year in a series of countries – and
A story of hope in a country that has none
About On 12 January 2010, Haiti was hit by a terrible quake. Hundreds of thousands dead and wounded; thousands of buildings crushed; the capital, Port au Prince, wiped out; death and disease everywhere. The disaster left Haiti and its government
How do you change the world?
A behind-the-scenes look at 30 years of Bob Geldof and Bono’s campaign against poverty
The above trailer is from the five minute short-doc ‘The Barrel’, upon which ‘Growing In Oil’ has been developed Growing In Oil is a documentary that follows the children of Congo Mirador on their way from a poor and unstable
A whirlwind journey through a family history
How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire weaves together a multitude of themes in two overarching timeframes. In the first strand we meet film director Dan Edelstyn in the present day and follow his story as he attempts to trace and
The Roots of the Rape Crisis
India’s Daughter tells the story of the brutal gang rape and murder of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh on a moving bus in Delhi, and the protests and riots which this event ignited throughout India, demanding changes in attitudes towards
The chamber drama of a murder trial
In 2008 and 2009, a group of Hungarian right-wing extremists committed a series of random attacks on members of the Roma community. Six people were killed, including a child, and five were injured The trial of the four accused lasted
Can they make it?
Just a Band is a partly fictionalised documentary about a Kenyan electro-pop band that wants to go to Space. How and why is irrelevant: They have already surpassed all expectations with their music, humour, chic geek style and avant-garde African-ness. Who’s