Eye know

2 minutes

A night-time drive through Tokyo transforms into a dizzying sensory experience

In Eye know, Hiroshi Kondo uses lights from a late-night highway drive through his home city of Tokyo as inspiration for a kaleidoscopic ballet. Set to the frenzied piano score of Ayako Taniguchi, the film quickly transforms common sights into reflected images that render the urban space magical, the familiar otherworldly.

Director: Hiroshi Kondo

Video/Life Stages

Harlem’s over-55s synchronised swimming team thinks ageing is better in the pool

4 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Astronomy

Finding alien life raises huge ethical questions. Finding we’re alone does, too

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

The island where 50 million crabs roam free and refugees are trapped in limbo

21 minutes

Essay/Work

The future is emotional

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Video/Nature & Environment

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Idea/History

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Essay/Politics & Government

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Video/Race

The courage and determination that fuelled Wendell Scott, NASCAR’s first black driver

3 minutes

Idea/History

The Nazis as occult masters? It’s a good story but not history

Peter Staudenmaier