The rider and the storm

15 minutes

After Hurricane Sandy razes his home, a surfer reflects on cycles of nature

When Hurricane Sandy destroyed his home in Breezy Point, New York, Timmy Brennan, an iron worker, lost almost everything, including his prized possession: a SUP ATX paddle board. Digging through the rubble of what was once his mother’s house, Timmy reminisces about his childhood, moments shared with family and neighbours, and, most of all, the time he spent out on the water, looking up at the New York City skyscrapers he helped to construct.

Director: David Darg, Bryn Mooser

Producer: Martha Rogers, Gareth Seltzer

Video/History

The amazing and awful outcome of releasing over a million balloons into the sky

7 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/Physics

How the ‘identity agnostic’ neutrino exists in three states all at once

3 minutes

Essay/History

America’s hidden philosophy

When Cold War philosophy tied rational choice theory to scientific method, it embedded the free-market mindset in US society

John McCumber

Idea/Politics & Government

Moderation may be the most challenging and rewarding virtue

Aurelian Craiutu

Video/Demography & Migration

An immigrant mother and her daughter finally explore the things they had left unsaid

5 minutes

Idea/History

Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state

Dan Stone

Essay/Demography & Migration

Law in the Jungle

The ultimate ‘outsider’ space, the Jungle refugee camp in Calais became its own society, the no-borders idea made real

Natasha King

Video/Nature & Environment

What we’ve done with our world, from ingenuity to devastation – in two kinetic minutes

2 minutes