Unfortunately, the filmmakers visiting Scunthorpe wasted a wonderful opportunity to shed light onto a world we don't often see on television and examine some of the reasons behind this. Instead they choose to reinforce some highly damaging opinions held about Britain's poor and unemployed people.
It was a Paralympics where spectators finally started to focus on ability rather than disability, a request many Paralympians have always made. Come As You Are, which will be released in the UK on 7 June, could not have chosen better timing.
In the UK, I feel incredibly lucky to be treated the same as everyone else in this country. Never would I be refused a seat in a restaurant or feel discriminated when applying for a job in London, but last time I visited Kosice I was refused service in a shop simply because I am Roma.
With UKIP joy, Tory jitters and immigration at the fore I revisited writer-director Philippe Lioret's Welcome, a compassionate and inspiring drama of the power of love and hope in new beginnings.
'Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain', a documentary produced by Survival International, is a record of the multi-billion pounds FTSE 100-listed British ...
At a time when most people would want to retract from the world and slip away, leaving a memory and image of themselves in their prime, Neil decided to come forward. He decided to put the underfunding of MND research and the realities of the condition front and centre.
Britain's 300,000 Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are cited by Travellers' Times (Britain's only national magazine for the community) as the 'most misunderstood and misrepresented community in the UK'. So we decided to dedicate a season of films to try to redress the imbalance, and give our Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities a platform from which they can tell their own stories.
Twenty years ago, the UK boasted a thriving record-store culture, with over 2200 indie shops and as many as three on a single block in a single small village.
The decision of the BBC and John Sweeney to enter North Korea undercover with a group of LSE students raises a number of important questions relating to the ethics of the media. Chiefly whether they were putting the students in harm's way, but also if they'd made them fully aware of the risks involved beforehand.
First Position follows six young dancers through the rigorous training and competition stages of the Youth America Grand Prix, an international ballet competition for dancers aged 9-19, culminating in medals, scholarships to dance schools and even contracts with ballet companies worldwide.
There are always 3 sides to every story though, one side, the other side and the truth.
England is a divided country, divided even in communities who have almost everything in common.
Our journey with WE WENT TO WAR started on a rainy afternoon in London in December 2007. In between developing project ideas with Michael, I was slowly making my way through his extraordinary five decade back catalogue as one Britain's great documentary filmmakers. Today it was 'I Was a Soldier' (1970), possibly the very first sustained treatment about soldiers coming home from the frontlines of Vietnam.
If I were to rename this film, I would call it 'It is my home; I won't leave it', an uncompromising message used by Sheikh Jarrah's people to hold nonviolent demonstrations against the illegal occupation and forced-eviction from their own homes.
As a young black man growing up in the UK there are a lot of stereotypes that we have to face on a daily basis. So when I was asked to present a Radio 1Xtra documentary Like Father, Like Son? about young black fathers I was sure that I wanted to be involved.
It is a well-known fact that fast food is bad for you. Relentless campaigning by the government's public health watchdog reminds us of this continually. Newly implemented traffic light food labelling now draws attention to fat, salt, sugar and calorie content in pre-packed food. So, where does fried chicken fall in the artery-clogging spectrum of fast food options?