Social Issues

Barber Shop Chronicles: why the barbershop is sacred space

Masculinity, Mandela and motherland: Ellams' bold play pulls back the curtain on barbershops across the world.

Living in the Age of Anxiety, and the Value of Reconnecting

Josie suggests how we can use our phones more mindfully in a hyper-connected world that's ruining her inner algorithms.

Proud To Be

24% of homeless people identify as LGBTQ+.
Bristol / Film / Social Issues / / Cohort 9

Black People On Display: The Forgotten History of Human Zoos

Asmaa examines the hidden history of human beings kept in cages The other day I was searching for pictures of...
History / Social Issues / / Asmaa Jama

How the high street alienates plus size bodies, and why I’m mad about it.

Take a deep dive into the world of plus size fashion with Lily, your chonky explorer.
Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Lily Konteh

Treading Water

In this short documentary we follow the story of seventeen-year-old young carer who has had the responsibility of looking after...
Bristol / Film / Lifestyle / Social Issues / / Cohort 9

Planet Plastic: A spoken word protest urging us to stop trashing Planet Earth

During a week of mass protests taking place in our capital, writer Natasha Batorijs shares 'Planet Plastic' her own protest...

Waves of Plastic: Behind the lens with photographer Mandy Barker

Sumaya and Asmaa quiz Mandy on her artistic practice and ask why her work is so vital when it comes...

A Fighting Chance

Meet Iestyn, a young boxer who found community and support at Empire Fighting Chance in Bristol's St Pauls after the...
Bristol / Social Issues / / Cohort 9

Us, and what it reminded me about the magic of black survival

From fear to unexpected feelings, Asmaa talks about how important black horror really is.
Film / Social Issues / / Asmaa Jama