The shutters come down

6 minutes

Is blocking low-level offenders from employment truly justice?

Following a conviction for a driving infraction, Gail Bland’s life took a sudden turn for the worse. A married woman with two children, she’d been working in the north-east of England when she came face-to-face with the harsh reality of job-hunting with a criminal record. Told through a touching first-person narrative, this short portrait explores how a quite normal life can be shattered through society’s inability to see people as people once they have been through the criminal justice system.

Director: Luke de la Nougerede

Producer: Matt Hopkins

Video/History

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

7 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Cognition & Intelligence

There’s a lot more to conversation than words. What really happens when we talk

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