INVESTIGATIONS

China’s Lost Sons (C4)
Breaking the news that thousands of mentally impaired people are being abducted into slavery by trafficking gangs in China. Oliver reveals that as China powers ahead, often the most vulnerable are being left behind and all too often exploited – a story that holds the key to understanding China’s most repressive crackdown since Tiananmen 1989. More information
Conservation’s Dirty Secrets: Dispatches, (C4)
Conservation is crucial – we’re in an extinction crisis, set to lose 2.5million species by 2050 and we need to get it right. Steeds exposes questionable business practices, human rights violations and sentimentality driving scientific priorities. More information…
Earthrise (AJE)
A series of films exploring solutions to environmental problems including Marine Reserves, Solar Shipping, Tidal Power, Fuel from Plastics. More information
Masters & Slaves (ABC Nightline); (AJE)
Two investigative journeys deep into the heart of Niger and Mauritia to uncover that chattel slavery was still not consigned to the history books. More information…
North Korea: The Great Escape, (C4)
From the Chinese-North Korean border, Steeds exposes the plight of thousands of North Korean women forced into prostitution or sold as brides after fleeing persecution and starvation in one of the most secretive and repressive regimes in the world.. More information…
Historical Investigations (Discovery, US & Worldwide)
An 8part series (‘Solving History/Mystery Investigator with Olly Steeds’) for Discovery Channel in the US and Worldwide, Oliver mixed history, adventure and frontline journalism to investigate the truth behind some of the world’s biggest mysteries – Atlantis, Ark of the Covenant, Nazca Lines, El Dorado, Escape from Devil’s Island, Hitler’s Mummies, Robin Hood, and Nazi Treasure (The Amber Room). More information…
Burma: Pillaging Paradise & Hidden War (C4, NBC, AJE)
A series of undercover, investigative reports into $300million of illegal timber being smuggled from Burma’s interior across to China – the financial lifeline that’s keeping the junta in business. Further documentary investigating whether the armed ethnic insurgent groups like the Kachin Independence Army and their political wing, the Kachin Independence Organisation, could present any meaningful military or political opposition to the Generals. More information…
Australia’s Hidden Valley (C4)
Investigating the impact of the Australian Government’s controversial emergency legislations (aka ‘The Intervention’) on the lives of Aboriginal People in Alice Springs. More information….
Last of the Reindeer Herders (AJE)
Chronicling the struggle of Lapland’s Saami people, as they battle for their rights to self-determination and their rights to use ancient grazing land battle. More information…
Uganda’s Malaria Town (C4)
Reports from Apac, “the most malaria capital of the world” in Northern Uganda, Steeds broke exposed shocking levels of corruption including the theft of malaria treatment drugs, and how organic products sold on Britain’s high streets are also playing a role in continuing the pandemic. More information…
China Series, People & Power (AJE)
A 9 part series investigating China’s changing political, cultural and economic landscape in the lead up to the Beijing Olympics 2008 – including a journey down ‘The Yangtze’ to take the pulse of the nation from China’s main artery, delving into China’s lethal coal mines and joining The New Red Guards to investigate the new Cultural Revolution that’s ripping into the fabric of Chinese identity. More information…
Highway 15: Kingdom at the Crossroads
12 of the 15 Saudis involved in 9-11 came from the tribes that straddle Highway 15, Saudi’s route 66. A coincidence? Highway 15 provided film-maker Oliver Steeds with a perfect rare street-level insight into a ‘kingdom at the crossroads’ of change – 70% of Saudi are under 30 – a demographic timebomb – the spiritual home of Islam, a quater of the world’s oil, popular with Al Qaeda…More information…
2010: The Power of Football (AJE)
The World Cup is coming to South Africa but the rainbow nation is divided – the World Cup could become a vehicle for much needed development, but critics argue priorities should be investment in health care, education and curbing crime.
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The San Story (AJE)
Exposing how the San Bushmen of the Kalahari have been forced off their land by the Botswanan government but have fought back and recently won back the rights to the land. This is a rare positive story of successful indigenous political activism and ancestral knowledge that may secure their financial futureMore information…