Documentary and factual

Disasters Engineered – SWR Media and Intermission for Discovery US
Scientists study the world as it is, politicians debate the world they want, but engineers create the world that has never been.
I’ve been cutting episode 5 of the series, for broadcast in USA and Europe. IMDB here.

Prince Harry in Africa – Big Earth for ITV One
A documentary following HRH Prince Harry on his return to the African kingdom of Lesotho where he continues the work of Sentebale, the charity he established there a decade ago. Click here for reviews on The Guardian, Telegraph, The Sun. Directed by Russ Malkin for ITV One, prime time.

100 Women. The Femicide Crisis in El Salvador – BBC Worldwide
One woman in El Salvador is trying to say enough is enough when it comes to femicides, as the country has the worst rate in the world. Graciela Sagastume Lopez is the newly appointed special prosecutor against femicides and BBC 100 Women follows her in action trying to put a halt to the wave of murders that has made the country infamous. Directed by Sara Moralioglu for BBC Worldwide, prime time.

France’s Fight to Deradicalise Former Jihadis – Channel 4
European countries are still struggling with the challenge of how to deal with citizens who travelled to join extremist Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq. Like France, which had the most people travelling to join the jihadis and is now facing the problem of those who’ve already returned: how to punish, deradicalise and stop online grooming happening in the future.

Trafficked In Suburbia – Websedge and Little Dot Studios for Real Stories
Undercover Detective Victoria Dingee and her anti-trafficking police task force carry out sting operations to identify victims and ‘Johns’ in Dayton, Ohio. Trafficking is on the rise in all 50 states of the USA but what’s particularly surprising is that the majority of victims are no longer immigrants but all-American girls from middle-class homes.

Argentina: a Life of Boom and Bust – Financial Times
Crisis after crisis has made Argentina the only nation ever to regress to developing country status. The FT provides a glimpse of daily lives overshadowed by constant economic turmoil and asks: can Argentina finally break the cycle of boom and bust?

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Chasing Mandela’s Rainbow – Contemporary Films
Life in Mandela’s South Africa has been an unrelenting struggle between utopian hope – and painful reality. Three school students, aided by their teachers, want to join the success story this country was meant to become, post-Apartheid. They strive for recognition, dream of their place within a society, meant to work for all. Their dissimilar backgrounds and battles illustrate why Mandela’s vision never materialised and is still, a haunting and illusive rainbow.

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In Our Hands – Wellcome Trust, WHO
In Our Hands is a public engagement project about the introduction of HIV self-testing in Malawi from a community perspective. It included a week long community video workshop and the production of a 27 minute film that was screened in eight locations for World AIDS Day 2017. The film is now available as an open access resource on the World Health Organisation website.

On the Brexit Frontline in Kent – Channel 4
Whilst the future of the country is being fought out by politicians in Westminster, Channel 4 News has travelled to the Kent coast, speaking to the people who say they’re the ones on the Brexit frontline. Whether it’s fishermen keeping to EU rules, lorries stacking up or migrants landing on the shore, we hear about the fear and frustration over what’s to come.

Fleeing Persecution – Vice News
The Rohingya people, a Muslim minority community, suffers from widespread persecution and discrimination in the majority Buddhist country of Myanmar. Violent sectarian clashes and rioting have destroyed villages and homes, leaving many Rohingyas with no option but to live in government-controlled camps for the internally displaced. The camps are overcrowded, and medical facilities are in short supply. VICE News travels to Myanmar to speak with the Rohingya people living in government-controlled camps, and also investigates what happens to those who flee the country and cross the dangerous seas to Malaysia.

100 women 2015: Life as a nurse in the CAR –  BBC Worldwide
Marie-Ange Koutou, 42, is a paediatric nurse’s assistant in the Medecins Sans Frontiers Hospital in Kabo, a remote rural village in the north of the Central African Republic. Kabo is one of the worst three places in the world for infant mortality. But the killing is not done by bombs and bullets, it’s caused by malnutrition and malaria as a direct result of decades of civil war. The film was part of the 100 Women series, BBC World and was produced by BBC journalist Stephanie Hegarty.

Life on a CIA Kill List in Pakistan – Vice News
Malik Jalal says he’s on a secret CIA kill list and has narrowly escaped death by drone four times. He is part of the North Waziristan Peace Committee (NWPC), which is based in a region of Pakistan that has seen more than 300 documented strikes, according to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. VICE News meets Malik Jalal in Pakistan and London to find out about a legal action he is pursuing to get his name stripped from the kill list — and prevent further drone strikes in North Waziristan.

Jewish Leaders in Paris Speak of Community in Fear – Vice News
In the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe — several of which targeted Jewish institutions — some politicians and religious leaders have predicted an exodus of Jewish people from the continent. In some ways, the numbers stack up. Last year, a record 8,000 Jews arrived in Israel from France — with another 15,000 coming from Eastern Europe. VICE News heads to Paris to speak with representatives from the Jewish community about a reported rise in anti-Semitism in the French capital.

Women for Women International Gala Video 2015 – Women for Women International
The film focuses on the impact of Women for Women International in war-zones through an extensive use of archival footage mixed with personal and intimate stories. Screened in London at the WfWI Gala in September 2015, the filmed helped raising awareness about the importance of organizations supporting women in war-thorn countries.

Insecure Futures – Millie Harvey, ASAP
The Women’s Project was set up in response to the particular difficulties that women asylum seekers, who are in need of financial support and accommodation, face while in the UK.Insecure Futures highlights the experience of surviving on asylum support and the impact the asylum system can have on well-being.

In Our Hands: A participatory media project exploring HIV self testing – WHO, Wellcome Trust
In Our Hands is a short film to introduce a participatory media project exploring HIV self-testing in urban Blantyre, Malawi. It is a collaboration between the Malawi-Liverpool Welcome Trust Clinical Research Unit and the Global Health Film Initiative.

If You Don’t Have Land, You Are Nothing – Women for Women International
A film about marginalised women’s access to land in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This film was made by women in Mumosho district, eastern DRC as part of a project funded by DFID. The participatory video project was designed and led by Millie Harvey.

An A-Z of Poverty – Freedon from Torture
An A-Z of Poverty is a documentary commissioned by Freedom From Torture, a medical foundation and charity that provide direct clinical services to survivors of torture who arrive in the UK. Produced by BAFTA & Emmy Award winning producer Sheila Hayman and director Millie Harvey, the film explores the struggles of people recovering from torture in poverty and in an unfamiliar country.

Pathways Out Of Destitution – NACCOM
A video promoting the work of NACCOM’s members to end destitution featuring stories from some of our members and guests in Birmingham.