Society and Culture Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
20 Videos
BBC Future
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
17 Videos
BBC Future
Leyland's Australia

Leyland's Australia

Mal and Laraine Leyland take us on the caravanning and camping adventure of a lifetime around Australia.
14 Videos
Viewlorium
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Videos
Beyond
Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time

Beyond the Passage of Time investigates an ancient world that is rapidly disappearing as it collides with modernity. Each episode takes the viewer into a different ancient tribe to look at its untampered traditions and customs.
8 Videos
TVF Media
ANYDOKO Shorts

ANYDOKO Shorts

The best pieces of the world in bite-size format.
7 Videos
ANYDOKO
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
6 Videos
VPRO
This Is

This Is

Cinematic snapshots of our favourite places.
4 Videos
ANYDOKO
Everyday HK

Everyday HK

Everyday HK is an original video series following Steph Lau's day to day life in Asia's global city Hong Kong.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Game. Set. KL.

Game. Set. KL.

Explore the best of Malaysia with tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Japanoizy

Japanoizy

Discover traditional and modern Japan.
2 Videos
ANYDOKO
Top Picks

Top Picks

We list our favourite foods and things to do all over the world.
1 Video
ANYDOKO
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future
Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp's Wild Australia

Ben Cropp swapped spear gun for camera in 1962, after winning six Australian spear fishing titles and representing Australia at the world titles.
1 Video
Viewlorium

Society and Culture Videos

Frances McDormand kicks off Lumière film festival in Lyon

Frances McDormand kicks off Lumière film festival in Lyon

The Lumière film festival opened in Lyon today. Film director, Francis Ford Coppola has won the main award.
Euronews
Facial-recognition court case in Britain

Facial-recognition court case in Britain

British police are testing controversial high-tech facial-recognition cameras. But critics say this technology raises serious privacy concerns. Now, a court will decide.
Deutsche Welle
Disputes continue over rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral

Disputes continue over rebuilding of Notre Dame cathedral

President Macron says Notre Dame will be rebuilt in five years -- but that's a tall order. Architects say the current plan won't work. And local residents are concerned about lead emissions that were released as the cathedral burned.
Deutsche Welle
Syrian Refugees in Turkey are worried about possible deportation

Syrian Refugees in Turkey are worried about possible deportation

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accused of planning to deport Syrian refugees. There are 3.6 million refugees in Syria right now, and many of them are worried about their future.
Deutsche Welle
A walking tour around Cape Town's Bo-Kaap

A walking tour around Cape Town's Bo-Kaap

Walk through the most colourful neighbourhood in South Africa's Mother City.
24.com
2mins
Azerbaijan's Nasimi Festival is a melting pot of Poetry Arts and Spirituality

Azerbaijan's Nasimi Festival is a melting pot of Poetry Arts and Spirituality

Kicking off in Baku, the multi-disciplinary festival bears the name of Imadeddin Nasimi a great 14 century poet and thinkers.
Euronews
Rolando Villazón's wild western wows Leipzig

Rolando Villazón's wild western wows Leipzig

There's plenty of action at the opera Leipzig in Donizetti's comedy "The elixir of love," where the extra Nemorino is passionately in love with the movie star Adina, as the opera is transformed into a cowboy movie set.
Euronews
Turner Prize nominees focus on issues beyond Brexit

Turner Prize nominees focus on issues beyond Brexit

Four shortlisted entries focus on the inequalities and injustices of a globalised world still capable of producing horrific conflicts.
Euronews
A family’s experience of war inspires Kosovo’s entry for the Oscars

A family’s experience of war inspires Kosovo’s entry for the Oscars

A film about the war in Kosovo has been submitted for best international feature at next year's Oscars. 'Zana' is inspired by events that happened to the family of director Antoneta Kastrati during the war.
Euronews
Watch: Brexit on agenda as Turner Prize shortlist goes on display

Watch: Brexit on agenda as Turner Prize shortlist goes on display

The four shortlisted pieces will be on display in Margate from Saturday.
Euronews
Where did the Berlin Wall once stand?

Where did the Berlin Wall once stand?

Tourists from all over the world come to Berlin looking for traces of the Wall, but 30 years after its fall they're hard to come by. Now guided tours help to fill in the blanks.
Deutsche Welle
Italy hinders help for refugees in distress

Italy hinders help for refugees in distress

Using ships and airplanes, organizations like Sea-Watch try to rescue refugees in distress. DW accompanied the crew of the Moonbird on a reconnaisance flight over the Mediterranean.
Deutsche Welle
Building bridges for Cyprus at the EU Parliament

Building bridges for Cyprus at the EU Parliament

Niyazi Kizilyurek is the first Turkish Cypriot to represent the Greek part of the island at the EU Parliament. The MEP has made it his goal to overcome Cyprus' internal division and border conflicts. He cites German reunification as his role model.
Deutsche Welle
Frontex-Deployment on Albania's border with Greece

Frontex-Deployment on Albania's border with Greece

The EU's Border Agency Frontex is to undergo a huge expansion. Its first deployment beyond the EU's borders, in Albania, is to be the first of many. The goal is to beef up border security, but critics accuse Europe of closing its doors.
Deutsche Welle
Fear of Brexit in Ireland

Fear of Brexit in Ireland

People in the Irish enclave of Drummully Polyp fear the introduction of a hard border. Some 200 live in Drummully, which is almost entirely surrounded by Northern Ireland. Many think the return of checkpoints could also lead to a return to violence.
Deutsche Welle
Change in narrative: how can film play a part in refugee crises?

Change in narrative: how can film play a part in refugee crises?

Humanitarians and Arab filmmakers gathered during the 3rd edition of El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt to discuss the cinema industry’s role in refugee crises across the globe.
Euronews
Dubai is the new Milan as fashion designers head east

Dubai is the new Milan as fashion designers head east

Fashion designers and industry professionals are flocking to Dubai, which is fast making its mark in the world of haute couture.
Euronews
A Traviata for the 21st Century takes Paris by storm

A Traviata for the 21st Century takes Paris by storm

A daring new staging of Verdi's legendary "La Traviata" brings the classic tale into the internet age. And it has clicked with audiences.
Euronews
Island hopping in Seychelles

Island hopping in Seychelles

The pristine islands bring paradise to life, the locals go out of their way to make you feel home and the sunsets will make you want to stay forever.
24.com
3mins
UK: Dispute over "Right to Roam"

UK: Dispute over "Right to Roam"

The many thousands of kilometers of public footpaths are sacred to ramblers in Britain. But landowners and famers often illegally block the routes that pass through their property. If no one fights, this "right to roam" could disappear forever.
Deutsche Welle
In Europe, Business Booms When Cruise Ships Arrive — But Is It Worth The Bother?

In Europe, Business Booms When Cruise Ships Arrive — But Is It Worth The Bother?

Cruise liners offer scenic views you can’t replicate from land, but they also cause downstream consequences.
PBS
7mins
Why It Will Take More Than Basic Recycling To Cut Back On Plastic

Why It Will Take More Than Basic Recycling To Cut Back On Plastic

In the 70 years that plastic has been around, humans have created 9 billion tons of it - most of which still exists.
PBS
8mins
Reparations And Why America’S Past Still Shapes The Present

Reparations And Why America’S Past Still Shapes The Present

A House subcommittee held hearings Wednesday morning to discuss paying reparations to African Americans for slavery.
PBS
3mins
How The Cayman Islands Could Become A New Health Care Destination

How The Cayman Islands Could Become A New Health Care Destination

As health care costs continue to rise, practitioners in India are working to lower prices -- and bring their innovations closer to American shores.
PBS
7mins
A Scientific Approach To Evaluating Global Anti-Poverty Programs

A Scientific Approach To Evaluating Global Anti-Poverty Programs

In Ethiopia, over a quarter of the population survives on less than two dollars a day.
PBS
8mins
The Danger Of Coal Ash, The Toxic Dust The Fossil Fuel Leaves Behind

The Danger Of Coal Ash, The Toxic Dust The Fossil Fuel Leaves Behind

Coal ash is a particularly dangerous byproduct of our dependence on fossil fuels.
PBS
6mins
How The View Of An Ancient World Landmark Has Sparked A Modern Legal Battle

How The View Of An Ancient World Landmark Has Sparked A Modern Legal Battle

Greece’s highest court is considering a case about Athenians’ visual access to the landmark Acropolis.
PBS
7mins
Toni Morrison On Capturing A Mother's "Compulsion" To Nurture In "Beloved"

Toni Morrison On Capturing A Mother's "Compulsion" To Nurture In "Beloved"

To remember Toni Morrison, the PBS NewsHour unearthed this 1987 interview with the celebrated American author.
PBS
13mins
On The U.S.-Mexico Border, Crowds Of Migrants And A "Broken" System

On The U.S.-Mexico Border, Crowds Of Migrants And A "Broken" System

May saw the highest number of crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border since 2007.
PBS
6mins
With New Book On Political Divisiveness, Former Gop Official Rings An "Alarm Bell"

With New Book On Political Divisiveness, Former Gop Official Rings An "Alarm Bell"

In “The Death of Politics,” Wehner analyzes the tone and rhetoric used by President Trump, and how it’s fraying the American republic.
PBS
7mins
Arthur Brooks On Why We Hate Our Political Enemies — And How To Stop

Arthur Brooks On Why We Hate Our Political Enemies — And How To Stop

Arthur Brooks joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his latest book, "Love Your Enemies."
PBS
7mins
How A Classroom On Wheels Is Expanding Access To Early Education

How A Classroom On Wheels Is Expanding Access To Early Education

Although preschool can provide children with a vital foundation for success later in life, only 43 percent of four-year-olds nationwide have access to public preschool.
PBS
6mins
Managing School Stress By Bringing Yoga Into The Classroom

Managing School Stress By Bringing Yoga Into The Classroom

The nonprofit program Y.O.G.A. for Youth is bringing techniques for mindfulness and relaxation to the classroom.
PBS
3mins
Celeste Ng And Maxine Hong Kingston Answer Your Questions About "The Woman Warrior"

Celeste Ng And Maxine Hong Kingston Answer Your Questions About "The Woman Warrior"

Celeste Ng, author of “Little Fires Everywhere,” and Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "The Woman Warrior," join Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about our August pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club.
PBS
7mins
From the factory floor to prison, Lyon Biennale moves into uncharted territory

From the factory floor to prison, Lyon Biennale moves into uncharted territory

One of Europe's leading contemporary art events, the Lyon Biennale, embraces the metro area and the entire region.
Euronews
Game of Thrones tapestry exhibition draws huge crowds in France

Game of Thrones tapestry exhibition draws huge crowds in France

The tapestry was made with the same material used to make the costumes for the show.
Euronews
London fashion week attracts environmental protests

London fashion week attracts environmental protests

London’s fashion week is underway and so are the protests against the fashion industry.
Euronews
Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

Why the $2 Bill is Still Being Printed

The $2 bill is one of the least used notes in American currency. If the $2 bill never caught on, then why is it still being printed? Cheddar explains...
Cheddar
Jodorowski's latest documentary explores 'psychomagic' and healing

Jodorowski's latest documentary explores 'psychomagic' and healing

The avant-garde film maker has developed an alternative form of healing by freeing the subconscious through his art.
Euronews
Finland: Resisting Deforestation

Finland: Resisting Deforestation

In Finland, record numbers of trees were felled in 2017. Environmentalists are outraged. The country's trees capture the equivalent of about half the amount of CO2 it puts out. But lumber exports are vital to Finland.
Deutsche Welle
Northern Ireland: the Rocky Road to Brexit

Northern Ireland: the Rocky Road to Brexit

As uncertainty over Brexit drags on, people in Northern Ireland are losing their patience. Two thirds of the town of Newry, close to the Irish border, voted against Brexit. Now, they're hoarding foods and medicines.
Deutsche Welle
France: Cock Fights in the Courts

France: Cock Fights in the Courts

If a rooster crows too early or too loudly, it may well be a matter for the French courts. Holiday cottage owners on the Isle of Oleron have filed complaints because their guests can't sleep in on a summer morning.
Deutsche Welle
Bosnia: Gays and Lesbians Live in Fear

Bosnia: Gays and Lesbians Live in Fear

A growing number of Bosnia's LGBTI community is hiding their sexual orientation. Numerous attacks against LGBTI people have been reported in the country, where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.
Deutsche Welle
Spain: 'Beehive-Flats' in a Housing Shortage

Spain: 'Beehive-Flats' in a Housing Shortage

Housing in Barcelona is so scarce that developers are turning a profit off tiny "beehive flats." The three-square-meter cubicles barely fit a bed, but waiting lists are already running to the thousands.
Deutsche Welle
Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

Snobby Employees May Inadvertently Increase Sales

A study conducted by the University of British Columbia found that rude employees in luxury stores can actually make you want to buy more. Cheddar explains the psychology behind the unfortunate mindset.
Cheddar
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra opens Bucharest's George Enescu festival

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra opens Bucharest's George Enescu festival

The concert halls in Bucharest will see over 2,500 musicians of 50 nationalities go on stage for 84 concerts and recitals
Euronews
Easy access to South Africa's Wild Coast

Easy access to South Africa's Wild Coast

Many people think that the Wild Coast can be a difficult destination to access, requiring a 4x4, but there are parts of the pristine coastline that even a Chevie Spark can access.
24.com
3mins
East London: The capital of keDezemba

East London: The capital of keDezemba

The Eastern Cape city in South Africa has vibes, architecture and natural beauty perfect for summer days.
24.com
3mins