Voices from Manus Island

15 minutes

Refugees flee to Australia only to be detained in squalid and abusive conditions

Following a 2013 immigration policy overhaul, the Australian government began detaining asylum-seekers at offshore immigration facilities. This animated documentary tells the story of two Iranian refugees who, after fleeing persecution in their native country, ended up as detainees in the Manus Regional Processing Centre in Papua New Guinea, where there have been numerous allegations of abuse and squalid conditions. Eventually, in February 2014, tensions between locals, detainees and guards erupted into violence that left dozens injured and one dead.

Director: Lukas Schrank

Video/History

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

7 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Automation & Robotics

If we are what we do, how can we stay human in an era of automation?

7 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