get some PERSPECTIVE...
* FREE SPEECH *
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b040n2pf/free-speech-series-3-episode-3 
"The live current affairs debate show comes from Winchester in front of an audience of young people divided between those educated in the state system and those educated privately. In the run-up to the show viewers help set the agenda by voting for the questions they want to see debated on the show’s Facebook page, which are then discussed by the panel."
Granted it’s not a documentary but it’s still important. Other issues are the UK welfare system and the possible affects of porn. Here’s a doc on the latter: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b040n2ph/porn-whats-the-harm 

* FREE SPEECH *

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b040n2pf/free-speech-series-3-episode-3 

"The live current affairs debate show comes from Winchester in front of an audience of young people divided between those educated in the state system and those educated privately. In the run-up to the show viewers help set the agenda by voting for the questions they want to see debated on the show’s Facebook page, which are then discussed by the panel."

Granted it’s not a documentary but it’s still important. Other issues are the UK welfare system and the possible affects of porn. Here’s a doc on the latter: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b040n2ph/porn-whats-the-harm 

* SPOKEN WORD POETRY EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO USE AUTHENTIC VOICES *

Just  a quick one. ‘Are schools enough?’ Well, no. Most/some(?) schools  haven’t been the best at preparing us for the world so projects like this where one can express themselves are a must.

recipeforliving:

Over centuries we have become so used to categorising everything in order to make sense of it all that we suppressed any expression of being multifaceted. We then began to realise that an individual can possess many identities at different levels of expression that can change over time. For those who find this plurality a faulty existence of being, it is hard to do a kind of rational risk assessment in the mind, when such an analysis is fogged with fear and negative connotations associated with identities traditionally deemed contradicting.
"Documentary following three boys who have won New Foundation Scholarships to Eton College. In this first episode, the boys prepare for their new lives ahead."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03ywdgq/my-life-series-5-7-the-most-famous-school-in-the-worldpart-1
Will edit this later as I’ve got loads of work to do. Goodness knows I need their discipline! Their college isn’t as elitist as we feared… today anyway.

"Documentary following three boys who have won New Foundation Scholarships to Eton College. In this first episode, the boys prepare for their new lives ahead."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03ywdgq/my-life-series-5-7-the-most-famous-school-in-the-worldpart-1

Will edit this later as I’ve got loads of work to do. Goodness knows I need their discipline! Their college isn’t as elitist as we feared… today anyway.

* CONNNECTED - A FILM FOR CHANGE *

faithrestoring:

Faith in Humanity Restored

'We Are Still Here' - today’s young Native Americans

Archival documentary series which ranges widely over Britain’s social and cultural history
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006np8r/clips

Archival documentary series which ranges widely over Britain’s social and cultural history

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006np8r/clips

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time
T. S. Eliot
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible, but I refuse to be blown off my feet by any of them
Mahatma Gandhi (via diasporatoday)

* HOMELESS NATION *

I’ve been learning about transmedia cultures lately and realised how ignorant I’ve been towards its presence. Here’s an example of a crowdsourcing project that gives marginalised people a voice.

* FUTURE LEARNING *

"When are we ever going to need this in life?" sound familiar?

I don’t agree with staring at a screen all day but I think what this short doc is trying to say is that we need to start teaching the next generation useful information that will be relevant to their future. The education system needs to be less systematic in league board competition and more concerned about their pupil’s individual needs. Not everyone learns the same way and there are options other than university. But that’s just me digressing again.

This doc has some critical and optimistic speakers. I solute them.