Socially Minded Documentaries

  1. This multimedia project - photographed, with audio and video, by Sharron Lovell, and produced by David Campbell - tells the story of three families of Chinese migrant labourers in Shanghai, and the struggles they face as undocumented internal migrants.

    China's massive economic growth has both created and been fueled by the world's largest peacetime migration, with 200 million people moving from the countryside to the city.

    However, because of the 'hukou' or household registration system in China, internal migrants are often in a legal limbo, denied access to local social services, and discriminated against by both the state and private employers. This project reveals how three families have dealt with this situation.

    For more background on the story see: david-campbell.org/multimedia/living-in-the-shadows/

    Sharron Lovell: sharron-lovell.com

    David Campbell: david-campbell.org

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  2. On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations
    adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Photography by Rui Palha - ruipalha.com
    Guitar by Sleep.

    More info: alexandrosmaragos.com | twitter.com/alexmaragos

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  3. Promotional video for Come, Let's Dance.

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  4. In the Autumn of 2007, my brother Simon, our friend Kassie and I travelled to India for 6 and a half weeks. We'd never been to the country, and couldn't really imagine what kind of world lay in store for us.

    All we knew is that we wanted to visit as many aid organisations and charities as we possibly could. We wanted to see the charity work that was transforming the country. Changing cultures, creating communities, and curing ills. We wanted to document the great work that they were doing, not only to show ourselves what incredible work is taking place in India, but to show others as well.

    And we wanted to see the breathtaking world that is India.

    This is the trailer of our travels:

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  5. This short film offers a glimpse into the lives of six children who fled Somalia in 2002 for Nairobi after their mother disappeared and their father and grandfather were murdered because they were members of the minority Tunni tribe. Unable to seek safety in the refugee camp because of the notorious violence against minority tribes, the children have been living alone on the streets of Nairobi with 16-year-old Mohammed taking on the sole responsibility for caring for himself and his five siblings. On November 4th, 2008, with the help of RefugePoint (formly Mapendo International) - an organization that protects the most at risk refugees in Africa - the children were reunited with their grandmother and Aunt in Columbus, Ohio.

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This is a channel for filmmakers to put their finished documentaries, trailers, and teasers so that more people can see them and learn about the people and issues we try to advocate for.
Unfinished works and critiques are also welcome.

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