STORIES THAT ask the awkward questions


5 things you need to know about the Cinema Industry

Why are there so many big budget sequels and prequel movies?
Why is China a growing influence in the film industry?
And what is Britain's role in making films today?
These are some of the questions we look at in our '5 things' video about the film industry today.


Episode 3: How political is cinema? COMING SOON - Listen now on W!ZARD RADIO

Ruby Clyde and Rachel Watkeys Dowie look at the dominance of Hollywood, the struggle of independent cinema and how the influence of the US national security apparatus is having an impact on global audiences.


Presenter Natalya Minney talks to whistleblower and campaigner Eileen Chubb to understand what happens when people speak out against wrongdoing in today's political climate. Interviews with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg,  NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, whistleblower advocate and lawyer Jesselyn Drake explore the reality of whistleblowing from every possible angle.


Presenter Nicole Logan talks to campaigner Connor Naylor, filmmaker Usayd Younis, activist Amal to ask How Can Young People Affect Social Change? Added interviews with Noam Chomsky, journalist Angela Phillips and spoken word poetry from Rohan Ayinde.


"WHY i wrote an open letter to the sun & the daily mail"

We hear from Amal, a young British Muslim who wrote an open letter to the editors of The Sun and The Daily Mail, asking to meet to discuss the impact their newspapers have on Muslims in the UK.

#AwkwardQuestions What are the barriers to social change?

We hear from some of the UK's young activists about what the biggest hurdles are in achieving change today.

#TalkingWith Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is one of the most widely-read political thinkers of the last century. Here he covers the backlash against the activism in the late 1960s and how it informs the world today, and the urgency with which young people need to act to save the planet from oblivion.

How can you make change happen? - interactive film

How can YOU affect positive social change? This interactive film combines interviews and round table content featuring activists, writers and political thinkers from around the world to help you understand what has happened before and what can be done now.

Language of a Riot by Rohan Ayinde

Rohan Ayinde performing 'Language of a Riot'. This poem was drawn from the newsPeeks "fight for change" series, which is exploring the period of activism from the 1960s to today and how it's shaped our world.


As part of the V&A exhibition, You Say You Want A Revolution?,  newsPeeks, was invited to explore the concept of social change. Whether it's 1966 or 2016, one thing that hasn't changed much is how people organise and campaign for social and political advancement.

Amidst rising political and social division, newsPeeks united the voices of key activists and political theorists such as Noam Chomsky, Kathleen Cleaver, Devon Thomas, Angela Phillips, Erin Pizzey, Peter Tatchell, Sylvia Boyes, Peter Kennard, and Red Saunders, with prominent young activists and writers such as Wail Qasim, Becka Hudson, Alon Aviram, Yas Necati, Joe Todd, Muneera Williams and Barbara Ntumyto understand how we got to where we are today, and what can be done about it.



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