|Child Miners: Searching for justice Sunday, February 16
This is the fifth film Rodrigo Vazquez has made about childhood friends Alex and Jorge, having started filming them eight years ago as they began their lives in the tin mines of Llallagua in Bolivia.
Jorge is still working in the mine, whilst Alex has left this work and has joined the police and the special operations unit (UTOP) .
Jorge is still under a cloud and in considerable financial debt owing to an accusation of murder of a fellow miner.
Although now freed on parole, he still has to work to pay his lawyer and is continuing with a case to prove his innocence through a blood test.
Alex is trying to help him and would himself one day like to train as a lawyer. The blood test is finally taken but the results are taking months to come through.
Jorge cannot move on until his innocence is proved and his bills are paid, and then he would like to join the army. Their friendship endures.
Child Miners: Searching for justice can be seen from Sunday, February 16 at the following times GMT: Sunday: 2230; Monday: 0930; Tuesday: 0330 and Wednesday: 1630.
|Welcome to Hong Kong Sunday, February 23
50,000 Mainland Chinese obtain one way permits to move to Hong Kong each year. They then have to wait a further seven years before gaining residency, and in the meantime have no status whatsoever, and no access to healthcare, education, and public housing.
They suffer routine discrimination, even from recent migrants who have already gained residency, and live in pitiable and squalid conditions – a family of five within a space of 100 square feet.
For some this raises problems of mental as well as physical health, and their only help comes from the New Women Arrivals League, who lobbies on their behalf and supports them however they can.
Welcome to Hong Kong can be seen from Sunday, February 23 at the following times GMT: Sunday: 2230; Monday: 0930; Tuesday: 0330 and Wednesday: 1630.
|Kay Kay: The Girl From Guangzhou Wednesday, February 26
Kay Kay is the face of modern day China, a bright, educated and ambitious 20-year-old living in the booming southern city of Guangzhou.
She represents a new generation of middle class Chinese 'only' children, benefiting from China's economic growth as well as the single-minded dedication of her factory-worker parents.
This unique film has followed her for her whole life, filming with her and her family every year since her birth in 1992.
It gives a rare, personal narrative to the decades of transformation that China has undergone.
From her cute childhood and school days through to her university life where she struggles to get to grips with China's economic imperatives in the face of environmental issues, Kay Kay is a charming, engaging guide to modern China, its people and the country's economic recent miracle.
Kay Kay : The Girl from Guanzhou can be seen from Wednesday, February 26 at the following times GMT: Wednesday: 2200; Thursday: 1200; Friday: 0100; Saturday: 0600.
|Saving Levy Sunday, March 2
Honduras is today one of the most violent countries in the world. The citizens, and especially the youth of the country, are targets of this violence. The ongoing battles between drug cartels fighting for control and rogue police battling for supremacy have much of the citizenry caught in the crossfire.
One such teen struggling to survive this bloodshed is Levy. He comes from a broken family, he is in a gang, is hooked on drugs and is one of thousands tempted by the dangerous choice of fleeing north to the US and presumed safety.
Juan, a social worker is struggling to help kids like Levy stay alive and try and keep them from further risking their life by running north to Mexico or beyond. With little support and almost no resources he has come up with a unique way to help. Each week, working with teens such as Levy and adapting their stories, they broadcast a radio play that explores the reality of living in Honduras today.
Juan has recruited mentors among the local schools and has drafted other social workers who are equally committed to try and end the violence. Levy, trapped by his gang affiliations and struggling to end his drug addiction is barely able to manage a relationship with his family. He is the latest case they are trying to help. Saving Levy follows his journey.
Saving Levy can be seen from Sunday, March 2 at the following times GMT: Sunday: 2230; Monday: 0930; Tuesday: 0330 and Wednesday: 1630.
|Small Small Thing Wednesday, March 5
In December 2012, Olivia Zinnah died of complications from a rape injury caused when she was seven years old. This is her story.
The film begins at the JFK Hospital in Monrovia, capital of Liberia, when Olivia was nine. She is severely
malnourished and handicapped, and her condition is life-threatening. Believing her injuries to be the result of witchcraft, Olivia's mother had been hiding her for years out of shame.
The doctors at the hospital conclude her condition is the result of a brutal rape that took place when she was seven. When pressured to reveal the name of her rapist, Olivia names her cousin.
This diagnosis has severe consequences. Olivia and her mother are shunned by their tribe for seeking outside help. They are left stranded in Monrovia at the mercy of the government.
Filmmaker Jessica Vale was originally directing a different documentary in Monrovia, and when that was put on hold she stayed on, and met Olivia and her mother. Her involvement quickly became personal, and her quest to film became a mission of hope and medical help in a country where rape is the number one crime, and the majority of the victims are children.
Small Small Thing can be seen from Wednesday, March 5 at the following times GMT: Wednesday: 2200; Thursday: 1200; Friday: 0100; Saturday: 0600.
|Kulajo: My Heart is Darkened Wednesday, March 12
Kulajo was one of thousands of Kurdish villages targeted by Saddam Hussein's regime during the 'Anfal' campaign in Iraq in 1988.
Over a six month period, up to 180,000 people were killed and over 2,500 villages destroyed.
For the first time, a government used poisonous gas on its own citizens.
In Kulajo, half of the tiny community of 300 people died that year as a result of this campaign. The survivors gave birth in prison, survived firing squads and fled to Iran before eventually returning home.
In this remarkable film, survivors from this tiny remote farming community tell their extraordinary stories.
Kulajo: My Heart is Darkened can be seen from Wednesday, March 12 at the following times GMT: Wednesday: 2200; Thursday: 1200; Friday: 0100; Saturday: 0600.