At least 85 million adult Europeans have used an illicit drug at some point in their lives, representing around a quarter of Europe’s adult population according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. We explore supply and demand, addiction and rehabilitation in the UK and Ireland.
One in 10 British men has visited a prostitute according the Independent with 80,000 sex workers providing services to meet market demand. We look explore the realities of life as a sex worker across the world. Are they victims forced in to sexual exploitation or can it be a considered career choice?
According to the Scottish Government 'there were 60,080 incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland in 2012-13. Incidents with a female victim and a male perpetrator represented 80% (45,916) of all domestic abuse incidents in 2012-13. The percentage of domestic abuse incidents with a male victim and female perpetrator represented 17% (9,946) of all domestic abuse incidents in 2011-12.' We explore how gender issues turn into violence on a global scale.
Europe is the most popular destination region for immigration with 72 million international migrants in 2013. However, with increasing regulations and negative public perceptions of immigrants, we explore the darker side of immigration through one woman's struggle to maintain her humanity.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in seventeen countries accross the world. Yet, according to Stonewall two thirds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in Scotland alone have been verbally abused, a third have been physically attacked. We exlore how the challengest that the LGBT community face across the globe.
Of an estimated 2.5 million people in forced labour, 43% of victims are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation, of whom 98 per cent are women and girls. These films explore the realities of the exploiters and the exploited across the globe.
In 2012, there were between 32.2 million–38.8 million people living with HIV across the globe. Through a mix of short films and documentaries we explore the lived experience of HIV today, moving from stigma to overcoming challenges and hope for the future.