This week on Fíorscéal:
Fíorscéal brings a new season of top-class international documentaries that continue to throw a sometimes disturbing or controversial light on issues which affect us environmentally, socially, politically and globally. Among the documentaries of the new season are:
Disaster Capitalism 29.03.18 @ 00.15pm
When international Aid meets business, where does the money injected actually go and who really gains? This programme reveals a 5-year year investigative journey to Haiti, Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea, outlines the pitfalls of international aid money and uncovers the ramifications of disaster capitalism. Best-selling journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter to give viewers an insight into the world of resilient locals and secretive governments.
The Subversives 05.04.18 @ 10.30pm
Set during the Cold War, amidst intrigue and espionage in the United Nations of the late ’70s and ’80s, this is the dramatic story of Theo van Boven, the new Director of Human Rights, who opens the UN door for the first time to refugees and survivors of human rights abuse from across the world. Utilising rare archive and filmed in Argentina, Chile, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and New York, it features emotional and intimate portraits and testimony of survivors as well as eerie sequences of the torture centres and mass graves that still remain.