International Video Assignment and Links Here is the list of countries available

International Video Assignment and Links

Here is the list of countries available for this assignment:

Country List for Research

Southern Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.

Northern Asia: China, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Russia, etc.

The Middle East: Israel, Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria,

Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, etc.

India / Pakistan Region: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma, etc.

Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Chad, Niger, Mali, Eritrea, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia,

South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, etc.


Vice / Africa (Search for Individual


Al Jazeera (Africa/Search for Individual Countries)

General (“Innovate Africa”) How Africans are using science and technology to advance

General (“Africa’s E-waste Revolution”) From recycling with cycles to using waste to build

cheap computers, meet the young social entrepreneurs changing Africa. One of the most

promising aspects of new technology is the opportunties it provides to young social

entrepreneurs across the African continent.The Woelab in Lome, Togo’s capital city, is a place

dedicated to “the democracy of technology”.


Multiple Countries (“Escaping Boko Haram”) We interview a woman who escaped from

Boko Haram militants after being kidnapped for more than five years.


(“Missionaries of Hate”) – Mariana van Zeller travels to Uganda to trace the influence of

American evangelical leaders on a proposed law that could make being gay punishable by


The Democratic Republic of the Congo

(“Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo”) – The Democratic

Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide

range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in

world commodity markets. Diamonds for jewellery, tantalum, tungsten and gold for

electronics; uranium used in power generation and weaponry and many others. Congo has

copious deposits of raw materials that are in high demand internationally but remains one

of the poorest countries in the world. From colonisation, with the horrors of slavery and

other atrocities, to a turbulent and equally brutal present in which militant groups control

the mines, Congo’s richness in natural resources has brought nothing but misery. Referred

to as “conflict minerals”, these riches leave only a trail of death, destruction and poverty.

(“Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo”) – Warlords, soldiers, and child

laborers all toil over a mineral you’ve never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in

nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It’s also tied to the deaths of over 5

million people in Congo since 1990.

(“Women dealing with the consequences of violence and rape in the Democratic Republic

of the Congo”)


Congo (“The War Criminals Trying to Prevent a Genocide”) Desperate times call for

desperate measures, as Congolese authorities turn to ex-warlords to stop another brutal conflict

from breaking out.


(“Digital Dumping Ground”) – On the outskirts of Ghana’s biggest city sits a smoldering

wasteland, a slum carved into the banks of the Korle Lagoon, one of the most polluted

bodies of water on earth. This documentary shows all of the problems of what happens to

our electronics after we have finished with them.


Female Genital Mutilation in Senegal, Africa:

Burkina Faso

HIV in Burkina Faso (Rachel is a HIV-positive mother whose goal it is to educate pregnant

women in Burkina Faso so that they will not pass on the virus to their children. Her

activities take place around the clinics of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where she found the

help of Agnes, a nurse who teaches pregnant women the protocol of HIV prevention. One

of the main obstacles in Rachel’s journey is to overcome the problem of social exclusion for

these HIV-positive women. In this culture, the HIV question is considered by many to be a

woman’s problem. They need to make sure that their babies will not be infected, but by

doing the HIV test they worry that their community will learn about their illness and

eventually ostracise them. Rachel realises that raising awareness in the clinics of the capital

is no longer enough. She has to extend her fight to the remote area in the outskirts of

Ouagadougou where the level of education is much lower and therefore the women face a

higher level of discrimination.)

South Africa (“Inside the Culture of Rape”) – South Africa has the highest incidence in the

world of rape, yet one of the lowest conviction


South Africa (“Exploring Queer Identity”) – i-D’s latest documentary series, Out Of This

World, follows American rapper, performance artist and activist Mykki Blanco on a journey to

South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg to explore queer culture at a time when LGBT voices

are continually being silenced…



(“Saving Madagascar”) – A short clip about environmental preservation in Madagascar


(“My Nigeria”) A look at the Economy of Nigeria from Nollywood to politics

West Africa – Gulf of Guinea (“Pirates are Running Wild off West Africa’s Coast”)

India / Pakistan Region

Vice News / India – Latest


India (“Life as an Untouchable”) In September 2020, 4 upper caste Thakur men allegedly

brutally gang-raped and attacked a 19-year-old Dalit woman in India’s most populous

state, Uttar Pradesh. She died because of it and the police hurriedly cremated her without

the consent of the family. This tragedy led to India actually being forced to deal with its

caste problem. In this documentary, we look at the intersection of caste, gender and

violence specifically against Dalit women in India.

India (“Caste, Gender, and Violence in India”) – In September 2020, 4 upper caste Thakur

men allegedly brutally gang-raped and attacked a 19-year-old Dalit woman in India’s most

populous state, Uttar Pradesh. She died because of it and the police hurriedly cremated her

without the consent of the family. This tragedy led to India actually being forced to deal

with its caste problem. In this documentary, we look at the intersection of caste, gender,

and violence specifically against Dalit women in India.

India (“India’s Toilet Crisis”) – Vanguard travels to India, Singapore and Indonesia to

understand why people don’t use toilets and what’s being done to end the practice of open

defecation. An estimated 2.6 billion people, about 40% of the world’s population, have no

access to toilets and defecate anywhere they can. As a result, more than 2 million people —

including 1.5 million children — die from complications of chronic


India (“Child Marriage”): Instead of focusing on their education, teenage girls in Malda, a

border town in West Bengal, are focused on the fear of being forced to marry without their

consent. VICE India host Makepeace Sitlhou meets schoolgirls, Priyanka, Ismoarah, Moushumi,

and Masuda, to understand how they navigate through life in a society where the sole purpose of

a girl’s existence seems to be marriage.

India (“The Slow Poisoning of India”) -How the use of Endosulfan (pesticide) has created

widespread congential abnormalities in the children of Kochinim,


India (“Water Crisis”) – India is the largest democracy on Earth, with an advanced

economy, a highly educated population, and cutting-edge space and nuclear weapons

programs. But like many countries around the world, India hasn’t been able to provide

adequate clean water and sanitation systems for its growing population. Open defecation is

widespread, and about 80 percent of sewage in India’s cities flows directly into vital

waterways like the Ganges. Tania Rashid goes to India to see just how bad the problem is,

and why water is such a pressing issue around the world.

India (“Mental Health Crisis”) –

India (“Fighting Rape in India”)

India (“Slavery: A 21st Century Evil”)


Vice Pakistan –


Nepal (“Nepal’s Lost Circus Children”) – Child trafficking in Nepal and the involvement of

the circus

Middle East

Vice / Middle East (Search for Individual


Iran (“Insider the US-Iran Shadow War for Control of the Middle East”) – Back in March

we sent a crew, including VICE Founder Suroosh Alvi, to Iran. We wanted to do a story

about a rash of assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists – most recently Mohsen

Fakhrizadeh, head of the country’s nuclear program. We ended up getting unprecedented

access, from Tehran to Baghdad, into the sprawling shadow war between the US and Iran

for the heart of the Middle East.

Iran and Saudi Arabia (“The Middle East’s Cold War Explained”) The Saudis and

Iranians have never actually declared war on each other. Instead, they fight indirectly by

supporting opposing sides in other countries and inciting conflicts. This is known as proxy

warfare. And it’s had a devastating effect on the region. Countries, especially poor ones,

can’t function if there are larger countries pulling strings within their borders. And that’s

exactly what’s happening in the Middle East. The Saudi-Iranian rivalry has become a fight

over influence, and the whole region is a battlefield.


(“How Can Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis be Solved?”) Humanitarian aid agencies are

calling on Saudi Arabia to completely lift its air, sea and land blockade of Yemen. They are

warning millions are at risk as aid supplies are blocked from getting into the country.

Yemen is also in the middle of a devastating cholera outbreak that has killed at least 2,000

people since April. Saudi Arabia now says it is opening some of the ports but workers at

Hudaida port – the main entry point for relief supplies – say it remains shut.The situation is

made worse by a prolonged political crisis, with many of the players too deeply divided to

find a solution. So what is the solution for what the UN is calling the world’s worst

humanitarian crisis?

Frontline “Inside Yemen”:


(“US May be aiding war crimes in Yemen”):

Palestinian Territories

Palestinian Remix:

Palestine / West Bank (“Walls of Shame”)

Defying my Disability: Seven disabled Palestinians negotiate the challenges of life in Gaza

and the Occupied West Bank.


The Politics of Food: In an ancient city torn apart by modern conflict, can food help to

bridge political and religious divisions?



Syrian Refugees in Lebanon:

After the Arab Spring:


Syria (“Syria’s War: Who is Fighting and Why”)

Saudi Arabia (“Building Saudi Arabia’s First Movie Theater”) There are no movie theaters

in Saudi but there is strong content being created by Saudis in the underground filmmaking

scene. The challenges Saudi artists face, instead of lessening the quality of their work, actually

add layers, nuance and creativity to their work and it makes them adept at polite subversion and

they know how to challenge the system internally.

Saudi Arabia (“Desert Drifters: Illegal Street Drifting in Saudi Arabia”) Illegal drifting on

public streets has achieved cult status in Saudi Arabia by now. At the same time car accidents are

one of the main causes of death there, especially among young people. The problem is so

massive that the Saudi government is implementing extra hard punishments for drifting on public

streets. But there are alternatives. Professional drives have started academies and in doing so are

trying to make drifting a professional sport.

Saudi Arabia (“How The Saudis Ended Up With So Many American Weapons”) Saudi

Arabia and the US have a partnership that’s been in the making for over seven decades. It started

after World War II and survived the Iranian Revolution, the Cold War, the Gulf War, September

11, and the proliferation of conflicts across the Middle East. This whole time, the US has been

selling weapons to Saudi Arabia — now its number one customer. Saudis bought bombs, tanks,

guns, and planes over the years to defend themselves from various threats. The US supplied

those weapons because the Saudi’s threats have usually been a threat to the US as well. Today,

there’s a shift in the relationship. Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen has created the worst

humanitarian disaster in the world – and thrown the Middle East into chaos. The problem is, the

Saudis are using US bombs to do it.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Dubai (“Dubai’s Luxury Life”) – People from all over the world have come to Dubai to

pursue the Dubai Dream. This video looks at luxury of Dubai, the tensions between the

conservative native population and the wealthy foreigners, and the impact of the global

recession on Dubai


Afghanistan (“Living Beneath Drones”)

Kuwait (“American Fast Food Took Over Kuwait and Made Its People Obese”) Obesity is

now the biggest health threat facing Kuwait — and the country’s obsession with American fast

food could be to blame. The very first McDonald’s restaurant appeared in Kuwait on a U.S.

military base set up to support the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Since then, the industry has rapidly

expanded — there are now hundreds of U.S. fast food restaurants in Kuwait and as a result, the

country has become one of the most obese nations on the planet.


Vice / Asia (Search for Individual Countries)


(“Russia’s Ghost Towns”) Hundreds of industrial towns across Russia face extinction.

Once the pride of the Soviet Union, many have now been abandoned and millions have lost

jobs and homes after the collapse of their local industry. The government now has a plan to

save at least some of Russia’s dying towns.

South Korea (“Dying to Deliver: Overworked in South Korea)



Japan (The population collapsing / Virtual Girlfriends – “No Sex Please, We’re Japanese”)

Japan (Nuclear Meltdown in Fukishima)


(“The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China”) We went to the single most polluted place

on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty

rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog.

(“China’s Psycho Boom From Life in Lockdown”) Mental health has long been a stigmatized

topic in China. Under Chairman Mao’s rule, psychology was dismissed as a bourgeois self-

delusion, and was even banned until the 1970s. But since the early 2000s, growing interest in

mental health has created what’s known as a “psycho-boom”: more and more Chinese are

opening up about their mental health struggles and seeking treatment. The collective trauma of

the COVID-19 pandemic has further allowed people to open up in ways that never before

seemed possible. Pop psychology and mindfulness-oriented apps have flourished, giving once-

stigmatized discussions of mental wellbeing a new lifestyle cachet. This surge in interest has

created a new problem, though—with lack of regulation in mental health care making it difficult

for people in need to find reliable therapists.

(“China’s Fake Boyfriends”) (Having recently turned 27, Li Chenxi has reached the age at

which unmarried women in China are labelled “sheng nu” or “leftover women”. It’s a

stigma that carries deep ramifications within her social life, workplace and especially

among her family. But with a blossoming career in Beijing, Li Chenxi has no desire to get

married. As Chinese New Year looms she makes her annual journey home to face greater

than ever expectations. In search of a solution that staves off the marital pressures, Li

Chenxi decides to commit the ultimate deception: She hires a handsome boyfriend in

Beijing to take home to meet her family and friends.)

China (“Who’s Afraid of Ai Wei Wei?” – China’s global Art star uses his fame to push the

bounds of freedom in his country. But, he is walking a fine line.)

(“How China Tracks Everyone”) VICE’s Elle Reeve heads to China to investigate the rise of

facial recognition technology — and what that means for all of us.

China (“A Man Fights Gay Conversion Clinics in China”)


China (“China’s Vanishing Muslims”) China’s Uighur minority live a dystopian nightmare of

constant surveillance and brutal policing. At least one million of them are believed to be living in

what the U.N. described as a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy,” while many

Uighur children are taken to state-run orphanages where they’re indoctrinated into Chinese

customs. The Uighurs’ plight has largely been kept hidden from the world, thanks to China’s

aggressive attempts to suppress the story at all costs. VICE News’ Isobel Yeung posed as a

tourist to gain unprecedented access to China’s western Xinjiang region, which has been nearly

unreachable by journalists. She and our crew experienced China’s Orwellian surveillance and

harassment first-hand during their time in Xinjiang, and captured chilling hidden-camera footage

of eight Uighur men detained by police in the middle of the night. We spoke with members of

the Uighur community about their experience in these camps, and about China’s attempts to

silence their history and lifestyle under the cover of darkness.

China (“The Extreme 996 Work Culture in China”) “996” is a common term used by

employees at China’s tech companies to describe their working life- starting work at 9am and

leaving at 9pm, working six days a week. VICE World News looks at China’s hyper-competitive

work culture and the costs to their personal and social lives.

North Korea

(“The Secret State of North Korea” – FRONTLINE shines a light on the hidden world of

the North Korean people, drawing on undercover footage from inside the country as well

as interviews with defectors—including a former top official—who are working to try to

chisel away at the regime’s influence.)

(“North Korea’s Deadly Dictator / Frontline”) Who killed Kim Jong-un’s half brother,

Kim Jong-nam, and what does the murder reveal about the North Korean leader and his


(“North Korea Undercover”) – While North Korea’s ‘Supreme Commander’ Kim Jong-Un

has been threatening thermo-nuclear war against the United States, Panorama reporter

John Sweeney spent eight days undercover inside the most rigidly controlled nation on

Earth. Travelling from the capital Pyongyang to the countryside beyond and to the de-

Militarised Zone on the border with South Korea, Sweeney witnesses a landscape bleak

beyond words, a people brainwashed for three generations and a regime happy to give the

impression of marching towards Armageddon.)

(“Voices from North Korea” – BBC Documentary”)


Philippines (“Philippines Baby Factory”) – At the Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in

the Philippines’ capital, Manila, an infant is born every 12 minutes. Many of the new

mothers are teenagers, some just 13. This devoutly Catholic nation, where abortion is

illegal, is the only Asian country where teenage pregnancy has increased in the last two

decades. Authorities say they want to reduce the birth rate, but the fight to make

contraception readily available has been plagued by setbacks.

The Philippines (“Duterte’s Drug War”) A searing, on-the-ground look at President Rodrigo

Duterte’s deadly campaign against suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines. “On the

President’s Orders” is told with unprecedented access to the police themselves. It offers

a gripping, visually stunning window into the war on drugs — those carrying it out, and those

most impacted by it.


Al Jazeera Documentaries (Make sure country is on the


Al Jazeera Witness:

Al Jazeera 101 East:

Al Jazeera World:

General International Video Sites (From all over the world)

Al Jazeera People and Power

Al Jazeera View Finder

Al Jazeera Documentaries

General International Video Sites (From all over the world)

Culture Unplugged

Al Jazeera America


Frontline World (Only use videos after 2005)

Frontline (Both US and World)

IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Documentary Tube

Documentary Heaven

Al Jazeera Documentaries (Youtube) [Some videos are blocked / unavailable]

NBC World News

Vice News

Audio only:

NPR World

PRI’s The World

Topic Based Video Lists

Al Jazeera / Women’s Rights