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Jamaica’s Silent Children

Posted on September 30th, by mosaicfilms in Broadcast, Current Affairs, News, Our Films. No Comments

Jamaica has one of the highest rates of child sex abuse in the world. In 2013 alone, over 2,000 cases of abuse against minors were recorded by the authorities, but experts say many more go unreported. Cultural acceptance of underage sex as the norm and a deep mistrust of the police appear to be inhibiting victims and their parents from coming forward.

We followed Jamaican activist Julie Mansfield, herself molested by her uncle as a child, as she traveled across the country to try and raise awareness and demand better protection for the nation’s children.

Executive Producer: Andy Glynne
Director: Lucy Chapman

Watch Jamaica’s Silent Children.



St Helena An End To Isolation

Posted on March 22nd, by mosaicfilms in Broadcast, Current Affairs, News, Our Films, Web. No Comments

‘Saint-Helena’, one of the most remote islands in the world, is about to lose it’s isolation due to the arrival of an international airport. Investors and the Government want to change the island into a tourist attraction; a contemporary ‘eco’ paradise far away from the busy life of cities. Over the course of three years this 1 x 80’/60′ film follows six islanders, who call themselves Saints, as they’re trying to make sense of the changes that are coming their way. A 23′ version of the film, broadcast on BBC Our World, is available to watch here.

The island, Great Britain’s second oldest remaining colony, was once an important trade post in the discovery of the modern world.  Today Saint-Helena lays lost and forgotten in the vast Atlantic ocean. Distanced from the mainland by five sailing days … Read More »



Winning Venezuela

Posted on April 22nd, by mosaicfilms in Broadcast, Current Affairs, Our Films. Comments Off on Winning Venezuela

A film set during the final days before one of the most important presidential elections in Venezuela’s recent history: the re-election of Hugo Chavez.

While some are packing their suitcases others are loading their guns; some saying that they will leave the country if Chávez wins, while others say that a civil war will break out if Capriles wins. For the past 14 years Hugo Chávez has been in power in Venezuela. Spearheading a political vision of socialism and equality he has managed to divide Venezuelan society. His critics protest that he has created a fascist oligarchy petro-state, run by corrupt thugs: seemingly democratic, Chávez’s mission is to create Venezuela in the image of Cuba.

What is undisputable is that Venezuela is in crisis. Systemic violence, 150,000 murders during Chávez’s rule, political and institutional corruption, political intimidation, failing infrastructure, failing health and … Read More »



Undermining Justice

Posted on April 22nd, by mosaicfilms in Broadcast, Current Affairs, Our Films. Comments Off on Undermining Justice

Peru: Undermining Justice is a film about corporate greed, and the sophisticated ways multinational companies avert justice for Al Jazeera International as part of its People and Power strand.

Conflicts between mining companies and local communities have exploded across the world in recent times, as often remote societies are forced to accept mining projects they fear will destroy their environment and livelihoods. This is the story of one such mining company, and a group of local Peruvians who have tried everything to stop their livelihood being destroyed, with disastrous consequences.

The programme is available to view at aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower

Executive Producer: Andy Glynne
Director: Michael Watts



Five Bites

Posted on April 21st, by mosaicfilms in Broadcast, Current Affairs, Our Films. No Comments

This exciting initiative for emerging filmmakers was created and produced by DFG Films in partnership with Five News. FIVE BITES gave five filmmakers an opportunity to produce topical news films from a fresh perspective, using the documentary medium in innovative and inspiring ways, and were broadcast on Five News in summer 2006.

Executive Producer: Andy Glynne

Episodes:

Jim and the Truth Truck

Jim Dowson is a controversial anti-abortion campaigner. We join Jim and his colleagues in the pro life movement as they unveil their dramatic “Truth Truck” – bearing a graphic image of a 12 week aborted fetus – at Belfast City Hall. The film explores the reaction of the Belfast public. It finds out what makes Jim and his colleagues tick, and why they employ these shock tactics.

Director: Simon Aeppli

The Urban Rat Race 

The Urban Rat Race is a mental and physical adventure challenge … Read More »






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