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In a Foreign Land (En Tierra Extraña) - Struggles of the Spanish Community in Scotland
Gloria is one of the 700,000 Spanish people who have left Spain since the economic crisis started. The film portraits the experience of intra-European exiles tackled by Spain's highest-profile female director, Iciar Bollain (Even the Rain, Take My Eyes). Gloria…
Song of the Basques - A Poetic Exploration of the Survival of Indigenous Identity in Spain
Their origins are unknown, their language one of the world's most ancient. They established one of the first democracies and led Europe's Age of Exploration, fueled the industrial revolution and then established Spain's first labor unions. Today they are the…
Spain: Facing Uncertainty - Spain's Evolving Political State
Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy, following the death of Franco, amazed the world. Today, Spain amazes for the wrong reasons. Billions wasted in public works. Astronomical unemployment rates, peaking at 58.5% youth unemployment. A royal princess accused of tax…
Poor Kids - Childhood Poverty in the U.K.
Courtney is 8, and growing up in poverty in Bradford. Her friend Holly is "loaded" cos she went on holiday last year. With an astonishing understanding of social mobility she tells Holly, "You're gonna be richer when you grow up,…
Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago - Following Six People on a Spiritual Pilgramiage
This film is an up-close look at the ancient spiritiual pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James. Since the ninth century, millions have embarked on this pilgrimage across northern Spain. There are many routes to…
Humain, trop Humain
Part of the Series: Criterion World Documentaries Collection
Louis Malle presents his meditative investigation of the inner workings of a French automotive plant. This, Vive le Tour, and Place de la Republique, Malle's three French-set documentaries, reveal, in an eclectic array of ways, the director's eternal fascination with,…
Children of Shame - The Fate of 20th Century Irish Children Born Out of Wedlock
Tuam, a quiet town in the west of Ireland. Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children…
Lost and Found - The Story of Romania's Forgotten Children
The legacy of the governmental policies concerning population growth and the family under the Communist rule in Romania of Nicolae Ceausescu were devasting. This documentary presents an uncompromising look at the situation of scores of thousands of children in the…
Juliette of the Herbs
Juliette of the Herbs is a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: world renowned herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies, traveller in search of herbal wisdom and the…
Extranjeras (Foreign Women)
Extranjeras (Foreign Women) Shows the least known and most typical aspects of other cultures through the experience of various immigrant women living in Madrid. We see these women's everyday existence - their family environments, how they live and what they…
Triana, Pure and Pure - Flamenco Dancing in Spain
As early as in the 15th century, the Roma settled in Seville's district of Triana. In their poor courtyards and craftsmen's workshops, the purest and wildest Andalusian flamenco was born. The gypsies of Triana were expelled from their neighborhood in…
Damned if They Do, Damned if They Don't
Part of the Series: Protecting Our Children Series
BBC
Follows Bristol's child protection teams over the course of a year to see frontline work first-hand and explore how the crises of the last decade have had an impact on their ability to safeguard children. Newly-qualified Susanne is working with…
I Want My Baby Back
Part of the Series: Protecting Our Children Series
BBC
Follows Bristol's child protection teams over the course of a year to see frontline work first-hand and explore how the crises of the last decade have had an impact on their ability to safeguard children. Three different cases show the…
La Memoire Dure
Ibrahim lived with his uncle in the woods in Mali, for a few days he attended Koran school. He arrived in France using his cousin's passport. Alpha comes from Liberia, he lived in the city and during the war his…
Europe's Border Crisis: The Long Road
BBC
As Europe witnesses the dramatic movement of people across its borders, Panorama reporter John Sweeney joins thousands making the journey from the Greek island of Kos to the Austrian border with Hungary. He meets families fleeing conflict and terror in…
Suicidal
BBC
Every day in Britain two young men kill themselves, and every day literally hundreds attempt suicide. And now behind the statistics is a new phenomenon: the use of the internet. There are now 50-100,000 web sites specifically about suicide. This…
Tough Being Loved by Jerks - C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons
When twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were published by Denmark's largest newspaper in 2005, European muslim groups denounced the cartoons as insulting and sacrilegious. To everyone's surprise, the protests against the Muhammad drawings took a worldwide scale, even leading…
I Like Hearts Like Mine: Markos Vamvakaris
Rebetiko is a musical genre that developed out of the urban working class in Greece between the two World Wars. Similar to jazz and "the blues", rebetiko was not only an art form but also a way of life. In…
Switzerland’s Dark Past - Exiled Youth in Switzerland
For several decades up until the 1980s, thousands of young Swiss people were thrown into jail without trial, sent to live with foster families or forced into children's homes, or even sterilized. Their crime? Behavior that was judged to be…
Dream Team 1935 - The First European Basketball Championship
The first European Championship in basketball is about to take place in Geneva. The event is organized by FIBA, the newly established international basketball organization and European national teams are going to play each other for the first time. Each…