Path of freedom

10 minutes

In a tough American prison, a former inmate returns to teach meditation

In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men’s prison, fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of mindfulness meditation. The program is the work of former inmate Fleet Maull, who visits with convicted felons to share his strategies for surviving on the inside. This film offers a rare glimpse into the inner lives of men who are reaching for peace and forgiveness, and some form of freedom behind bars.

Director: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Producer: Dorothée Royal-Hedinger

Video/Politics & Government

What happens when a country has its first true democratic election?

12 minutes


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

6 minutes


Dazzling macro photography reveals the marvels of chemicals meeting

7 minutes

Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

The end of adolescence

In the 20th century it offered a bridge from the innocence of childhood to the responsibilities of adult life. Not any more

Paula S Fass


In a highly indebted world, austerity is a permanent state of affairs

Mark Blyth

Video/Nature & Environment

We can’t fly like birds, nor can we stop our gaze soaring skyward to dream of it

3 minutes


Guns, empires and Indians

Multilateral imperial politics triggered an indigenous arms race and led to the violent transformation of Native America

David J Silverman

Idea/Politics & Government

American exceptionalism, from Stalin with love

Ian Tyrrell

Video/Nature & Environment

Can the market save an endangered species? South Africa’s rhino horn conundrum

9 minutes