Disabled Kenyan schoolboy Alex has never heard of the Paralympic Games or left his village. He travels to London to find out about sport for the disabled. He meets with Adam and Aidan, two hopefuls for 2016 Paralympics in Brazil to discuss what life is like for young disabled people in the UK.
Produced and directed by Karen Chambers for the BBC/The British Council co-production.
Sept 2012 for http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldclass/19590813
19 year old old Dennis from Brixton, South London used to be in a gang and was on a dangerous path and getting more and more involved in the dangerous world of teenage gangs locked into post code wars.
After seeing boys his age get killed, he turned his life around and set up an online magazine to help other young people break the restrictions of the post code wars.
'Young & Inspirational' documents the stories of seven young people use drive, dedication and determination to pursue their creative dreams and achieve success despite the challenges of disability, discrimination, teen pregnancy, teen gangs and social issues.
22 year old Penny (Ch4's 'undatables') has brittle bones disease and suffered over 200 fractures. Despite this, she has built a career as a circus performer and is determined to change attitudes towards disability.
Young & Inspirational documents the stories of seven young people use drive, dedication and determination to pursue their creative dreams and achieve success despite the challenges of disability, discrimination, teen pregnancy, teen gangs and social issues.
Imagine a 250km six day race across the Sahara desert carrying all that you need to survive on your back and competing against over 1,300 racers from all over the world - welcome to the Marathon des Sables, the toughest footrace on earth.
The charity Walking With The Wounded enlisted an inspirational team of runners including wounded ex-servicemen and fundraisers – including Olympic skier Graham Bell and rugby league legend Keith Senior - to compete in the 30th Marathon De Sables, all to raise money to support wounded veterans back into employment and regain their independence.
We follow their epic adventure as they push their bodies to the limit, as they live and compete in the treacherous terrain of the Sahara desert. Away from the creature comforts of modern living, these brave men and women must work as a team to support each other through the highs and lows as they race the Sahara.