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/Values & Beliefs

Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern

5 minutes

Video/Logic

Western logic has held contradictions as false for centuries. Is that wrong?

6 minutes

Video/Bioethics

Can we prepare for the ethical issues surrounding future discoveries?

7 minutes

Essay/History

What Mortimer did

A diplomat in British India blundered a border. The consequences continue to shape world politics

Rafia Zakaria

Idea/Poverty & Development

Girls of the global South can’t fix the world alone

Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Video/Nature & Environment

Humane horse-training means understanding humans as predators and horses as prey

6 minutes

Essay/Religion

Against Muslim unity

Even the pilgrimage to Mecca exposes the myth of a united Islam and the formative power of the wider world

Faisal Devji

Idea/Human Rights

Why is the Iranian government opening the world’s biggest bookstore?

Holly Dagres

Video/Law & Justice

Can video of the police shooting an unarmed civilian ever be viewed objectively?

30 minutes