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The 101 East documentaries that have been attracting international critical acclaim.

Last updated: 21 May 2014 10:02
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Nepal's slave girls

 

Reporting on the hardship of Nepal's  kamlari’s , young girls are kept as child slaves and often sold into the practice. Many have hope for the future, but the mysterious death of few has resulted in widespread protest and calls for reform.  

Nepal's slave girls won Broadcast Story of the Year, 2014 Women's Empowerment Journalism Awards , and a silver medal from  New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards  (2014).

Murder in God's name

 

To make derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad, or to desecrate the Quran in Pakistan, often results in death at the hand of a mob.  Some are working to overcome this climate of fear through tolerance, and are facing fierce opposition in doing so. 

Murder in God's name   won a gold medal at the  2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards , and first prize at the  18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong .

Everest: 60th anniversary

 

Looking back at 60 years of conquering human’s tallest feat; the stories that compel people to attempt an ascend and the real-world consequences many climbers face.     

Everest: 60th anniversary won a gold medal at the  2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards , and first prize at the  2013 Asian Television Awards.

It's a man's world

 

With some of the highest recorded levels of violence against women in the world, the Asia-Pacific region struggles with a type of violence many would prefer to ignore. 101 East looks at those brave enough to advocate for those with few options left. 

It's a man's world won a Special Gold UNDPI Award at the  2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Award , and gold at the  2013 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (State, SA & WA) .


 

Contagion
 

Indian doctors believe they have identified a mutant strain of incurable TB, raising alarms of a new health hazard. When existing cures are unable to work, those poorest are often the most affected.  

Contagion won a s ilver medal at the  2014 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards .

Scars of Sri Lanka
 

Despite government claims of peace, the torture and abductions continue to be used to stifle ethnic and political dissent. These heavy-handed tactics have displaced families, hampering efforts to rebuild the country after a bloody civil war.  

Scars of Sri Lanka won f irst prize at the  18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong (2014).

Sectarian divide
 

Sectarian violence between extremist members of Pakistan's majority Sunni and minority Shia communities has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people since the 1980s. 101 East speaks with victims of sectarian violence to understand the toll of extremism.     

Sectarian divide won f irst prize at the  18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong  (2014).

Unhealed wounds of Osh
 

Three years after deadly ethnic clashes in south Kyrgyzstan, discrimination still marginalizes many, and others are still struggling to rebuild.  

Unhealed wounds of Osh won first prize at the  18th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong (2014).

Australia's lost generation
 

Young Aborigines are four times more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous Australians. 101 East looks at a variety of reasons believed to drive aboriginal youth to suicide, including a disconnection from traditional culture and land.

Australia's lost generation won a bronze medal at the  2013 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards .

Nowhere to go
 

The Rohingya are a stateless people described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities. They are reviled in Myanmar, the country many Rohingya call home, and unwelcome in neighbouring Bangladesh, where tens of thousands live in refugee camps. 101 East tracks their past and looks to their future. 

Nowhere to go   won f irst prize at the  17th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong  (2012).

Battered and bruised
 

Two out of three women in Papau New Guinea have experience domestic violence and 50 percent of women have experienced forced sex or gang-rape. 101 East looks at the plight of Papua New Guinea's women and asks what can be done to curb one of the worst rates of domestic violence in the world. Why are so many women being assaulted in the South Pacific? 

Battered and bruised   won f irst prize at the  17th Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong  (2012).

Battling the Yakuza
 

Japan's authorities are clamping down on the criminal underworld, but the mighty Yakuza refuse to back down. In desperation, some are retaliating viciously against civilians while others are finding clever ways to survive. 

Battling the Yakuza won the Golden Tripod at the  2013 Australian Cinematography Society Awards (National) , and gold at the 2012 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (State, QLD) .

Bangladesh: Too young to work
 

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. To support their families, millions of children are employed to work, many of them in hazardous conditions. 101 East travels to Bangladesh and looks at government attempts to eliminate child labour. 

Bangladesh: Too young to work won gold at the 2012 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards (State, SA & WA) , and Best Short Documentary at the  2011 Sichuan TV Festival - International Gold Panda Awards .

 

 

Nepal: Children for sale
 

International adoption services have provided a lucrative business to poverty-stricken Nepal. But in 2007, Nepal stopped adoptions for two years as it investigated claims of child trafficking. Orphaned, abandoned or trafficked? That is the question facing foreigners who wish to adopt Nepali children.

Nepal: Children for sale won silver at the  2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards .

China: Inventing innovation
 

For years, China has been promoting a policy of "indigenous innovation" - favouring domestic firms that develop their own technologies. But it has also put China on a collision course with major trading partners, some of whom accuse it of unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property.

China: Inventing innovation won bronze at the  2012 China Dragon Awards .

 

 

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