Behind Closed Doors: Through the Eyes of the Child
Shot over the course of three years, and working with local charities in Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire County Council and Thames Valley Police, the film has unprecedented access to children who have all witnessed or experienced domestic violence, meeting senior social workers to help understand how children are affected by domestic abuse.
"Anna Hall's harrowing documentary about domestic violence is arguably the most powerful piece of programming this week." - The Observer
The Mind Explorers: a psychedelic weekend follows ordinary people on an extraordinary trip. The documentary centres around a 4-day psychedelic retreat in the Netherlands, where psilocybin-containing ‘magic truffles’ are legal. With new research suggesting that psychedelics can effectively treat depression, accessible retreats abroad are appealing to a new wave of curious ‘psychonauts’.
In January 2017, shortly after the Chinese New Year, six robbers barged their way into the home of 64-year-old Hang Yin Leung in Milton Keynes. She later died, turning the subsequent manhunt into a murder investigation. This compelling film charts the impact of her murder on her family, as well as Thames Valley Police’s efforts to find those responsible.
Shot over 12 months, and starting from the moment a 999 call is received, the film follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how insidious and terrifying domestic abuse can be. The complex emotions involved when someone you love becomes violent are also exposed, as are the difficulties for police when those feelings mean victims are not completely honest.
With unprecedented access to the Manchester Police Force, this documentary investigates the biggest cases of forced marriage in the UK. In June 2014 it became illegal for someone to force a person to get married, the problem is how difficult this is to police.