Stateless

4 minutes

Ten million people around the world are stateless. Is citizenship a human right?

Some 10 million people worldwide are ‘stateless’ – unrecognised as residents of any nation. This short documentary chronicles the struggle of one such person, ‘Steven’, who left his native Mozambique to seek asylum in the United Kingdom but was refused. He has since been in limbo, an invisible person without nationality, and his statelessness has made everything from renting a flat to visiting his daughter impossible.

Video/Art

How the ‘Master of Black’ uses non-colour to manipulate light in his artwork

4 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Beauty & Aesthetics

Why do audiences thrill to the negative emotions of horror fiction?

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Painted frame by frame, a vivid animation restores a history lost to deportation

6 minutes

Essay/Work

The quitting economy

When employees are treated as short-term assets, they reinvent themselves as marketable goods, always ready to quit

Ilana Gershon

Video/Progress & Modernity

Two young Bushmen grapple with the possibility of transitioning to modern lives

29 minutes

Idea/Politics & Government

Moderation may be the most challenging and rewarding virtue

Aurelian Craiutu

Video/History

The amazing and awful outcome of releasing 1.5 million balloons into the sky

7 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/History

Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state

Dan Stone