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Channel 4 News: LGBTQ+ abuse in care homes revealed
One of the joys of growing old is being able to unashamedly be yourself – but sadly that isn’t proving to be the case for many older LGBTQ+ people living in care. A report by the charity Compassion in Care seen exclusively by this programme found hundreds of cases of elderly people experiencing homophobic or transphobic attacks in care settings. Some are even being forced back into the closet. Broadcast on C4, 2 August 2023.
Channel 4 News: Can the swift be saved?
Scientists have warned that the world’s record hot temperatures will mean a death sentence for our fragile ecosystems. With many species already at risk of extinction, the climate crisis is just adding to the problems. On Monday 10th July 2023, MPs debated one measure which could help save one of our most threatened birds – the swift. Ruben Reuter went to find out more about the efforts to save them, before it’s too late.
Channel 4 News: Inside Lebanon’s crisis: why families are fleeing to Europe
There's been no president for a year, political deadlock in parliament and banks have stopped people from withdrawing their own money. In a vivid sign of the extent of Lebanon's economic crisis, the Lebanese pound is now worth so little, you get a hundred thousand of them for a single US dollar. Many families are choosing to leave the chaos, some on boats to Europe.
America: Faith On The Frontline
26 min BBC News current affairs. A new battle for the soul of America is being driven by pastors and politicians on a crusade. Their central message is that the country's conservative Christian way of life is under threat, and American society is moving in the wrong direction. On the eve of the midterm elections, Barbara Plett Usher explores the impact of this growing movement on a critical moment in US politics. First broadcast 5th November 2022.
Channel 4 News: The fight to save British birds
Next week, delegates from around the world will gather in Montreal for the UN’s biodiversity summit, known as COP15. Their task – to try and agree a plan to protect global wildlife populations, which have seen a devastating 69% decline since 1970 according to the World Wildlife Fund. Here, the crisis is threatening one of Britain’s greatest natural spectacles – starling murmurations – when thousands of the birds swoop through the sky in unison. Ruben Reuter has been to meet some of the people calling on the government to act now before it’s too late. Broadcast 3rd December 2022 on Channel 4 News. Produced and directed by Rosie Baldwin. Commissioned by Louise Turner for C4 Film Fund.
A Taste of the City: Reykjavik
23 min BBC News food travelogue. Foodie Kate Hardie-Buckley travels to Reykjavik to meet Chef Fanney Dóra who experiments with traditional ingredients to create new flavours. Iceland's remoteness has meant locals have always had to get creative in sourcing and cooking their food and Chef Fanney sets Kate off on a scenic adventure to collect the most tasty produce. Kate tries her hand at salmon fishing in the West Ranga River, she forages for seaweed and visits a female-run brewery before her cooking lesson. On the menu: Salmon with dulse seaweed and local, pickled vegetables.
Going Wild with John and James
John & James are professional safari guides in Botswana’s extraordinary Okavango Delta. On their frequent excursions in to the bush they encounter incredible wildlife and landscapes, and also make time to catch up on the chat. In this clip they get a spectacular view of the Okavango Delta by helicopter - including a rare sighting of a leopard kill from the air. I edited episodes 2 and 3 for Fresh Start Media and EcoFlix streaming channel. February 2022.
Witness History: Who really shot Bobby Kennedy?
4 min BBC News documentary. US presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy was murdered in June 1968. It was less than five years after his older brother, President John F Kennedy, was also assassinated. Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the crime, but many - including Kennedy's friend Paul Schrade - suspect another gunman was involved. Schrade was also shot that night and he’s been telling Witness History why he’s campaigning for the case to be reopened.
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