Humanity Productions

  1. Director Benjamin Kempf
    Producer Rachel Searle and Bryony Stokes
    Exec Rachel Searle

    On 10th May 2008, Jimmy Mizen (16) strolled to his local South London bakery to buy a sandwich with his brother Harry. He never came back. Following the Mizens throughout the murder trial, this documentary observes the impact of teenage violence on one family as they await the jury's verdict.

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  2. This footage was filmed in Gaza for CARE. It was shot and edited by Serdar Donmez ( and produced by Rachel Searle. The Music is by Gresby Nash. CARE is calling for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip in order to allow for the Gazan population to recover from the war which began in December 2008 and ended in January of this year. []

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  3. We follow two of Soweto’s Aids Orphans as they take the camera themselves to give us a glimpse of their lives. This is a pilot project for a larger initiative we are developing with children across five different countries. We cut this film with the support of Save the Children UK and their partner Noah’s Ark in South Africa.

    The Facts:
    South Africa has the largest HIV+ population in the world. There are 2.5 million orphans and half of them lost their parents to AIDS. 240,000 children under 15 are HIV+ themselves. Some AIDS orphans are left to run their households, looking after siblings and grandparents. All children have the right to the highest attainable standard of health (CRC art 24).

    The Thread:
    We encounter Koketso in the scrubland on the outskirts of Soweto at dusk. His friend approaches in silhouette. As the children chat homework and dinnertime, they wander past basket ball games and homecomings - a group of kids squeal past rolling old tyres. Back home, Koketso's mother asks, 'Go and get me some bread, child'. We are lead into a converted outhouse, the makeshift grocery store. A radiant smile greets. As the light fades, tired men return from building sites and factories. Kokestso opens the door to his small concrete house again, with corrugated iron roof. . .

    Produced by Rachel Searle, Fiona Harrington and Bryony Stokes
    Facilitated in country (including training and direction) by Dagmar Duportail and Fiona Harrington

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  4. Produced By Rachel Searle
    Directed by Dagmar Duportail
    Edited by Nick Lear
    Shot by Care International

    CARE International is a leading international humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty. Care's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.

    Care UK asked Humanity Productions to make two films to support their Living on the Edge campaign, which calls for the international aid community to give higher priority to recovery and prevention programmes so that people at risk of predictable food emergencies are better able to manage their own lives when drought or other shocks arise.

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  5. Producer Director Rachel Searle
    DOP Editor Dagmar Duportail

    The HOPEO8 project asked Humanity Productions to produce three films about Hope as part of this national campaign.

    Our second film, Hope Explored, which was produced in August, is a close interview with Brian McLaren in which he reflects on the three global challenges of Conflict, Poverty and Environmental Destruction in the world today.

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Humanity Productions

Humanity Productions

Humanity Productions exists to produce and support media that celebrates the inherent dignity of human life. We work to inspire a courageous, compassionate and authentic response. We want people to act on what they see.

We develop and produce documentary…

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Humanity Productions exists to produce and support media that celebrates the inherent dignity of human life. We work to inspire a courageous, compassionate and authentic response. We want people to act on what they see.

We develop and produce documentary and and creative film projects. In everything we do, we aim to reflect something of the rich and disarming diversity of humanity, always with the purpose of expanding our understanding of what it is to be human. On our Recent work page, find out about some of what we have on our slate and watch extracts from some of our films.

We produce integrated multi-media output for humanitarian and development agencies. This includes includes film, photography, graphic design and music. We aim to combine high production values with affordable prices.

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    We have filmed this short documentary in Tōhoku (Japan) 5 years ago
    In memory of all those who have lost their lives and their names on March, 11th 2011
    Many Thanks for your attention


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    cool videos, really well done! Though you may appreciate a short film I put together about unemployment issues.

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    Great videos! If you like you can watch Land for Lajee - doc about the rights of the child in a Palestinian refugee camp and a community centre project to create a playground :

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