Sub Saharan Africa
The documentary reveals the extraordinary scale of people smuggling across sub-saharan Africa – a multi billion pound industry described by some as a new “slave trade”.
As the EU desperately tries to cut the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, reporter Benjamin Zand (Winner of RTS young journalist of the year) and producer Joshua Baker (The Battle For Mosul) investigate how hundreds of millions of Euros of EU funding is being spent– and asks if EU efforts to tackle the smugglers could be leaving some migrants in an ever more dangerous limbo.
“Orphans are Africa’s tsunami” claims photographer Carol Allen Storey, who has documented the lives of orphans in Sub Saharan Africa. Two groups of children provide a focal point for her work. One, a gang of Ugandan youngsters known as the ‘Dustbin tribe’, live and play on a rubbish tip, the other, lucky enough to be in school in Tanzania, are marked out from their classmates with red badges to signify their HIV positive status.