Articles by the producers and directors of the BBC international documentary series This World, shedding light on the making of the programme.
It also illustrates an important and serious point about why this outbreak spiraled out of control
The locations where we interviewed them were only agreed at the last minute. We could only talk via interpreters.
'A few kilometers from the frontline, fighting was visible between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and those of IS.'
'Dialling a French office in August is pretty much
like calling on Christmas day.'
'The War on Drugs is a dirty business, is what I think he meant.'
'Each had their own journey, and their own sense of how to measure progress, and none has lost hope that change will come'
'Strict security was insisted upon; we had to wait in an anonymous suburban car park, we couldn’t have any security guards, our identities were checked...'
'The terrorists’ casual bloodthirstiness as they revelled in the slaughter still haunts me but then I think of the courage and determination of those three extraordinary mothers'
Our presence appeared to have a calming effect on the inmates.
Elaine and I had to make a very difficult trip to Lily’s home to give her some news.
We always knew that our focus for this film was the people who had worked inside the Rana Plaza, giving them a voice and being true to their experiences.
'I could be on any high street in the UK but I’m not, we’re in a small village in North East Ghana.'
"When I got the news about working on a film about the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, I thought there must be a catch. "
'Coffee production is a surprisingly sensitive issue - it involves land grabs, human rights abuses and the mass movement of millions.'
'What are the origins of the British cuppa? Where does our tea come from? Who are the people who grow it and what’s life like for them?'
'No gas and air, and no epidurals... "Filipino women know there's no point in screaming and moaning" explained the supervising nurse.'
"They are a generation of geeks who have chosen to tune out and immerse themselves in their own fantasy worlds." From BBC News.
"We were in one of the most remote places on earth. Reaching a safe place to stay for the night seemed a distant possibility."
"I met rape victims, rebels, bloated politicians and haunted citizens of a country that has ceased to function." From BBC News.
"'You’d better come in quick', he said. Stepping through the door, we swapped the frigid Denver winter air for the humid, marijuana-infused atmosphere of a cannabis factory."
"Chubby kids in India are traditionally viewed as a sign of a family's wealth... It was only after doctors explained that he was close to eating himself to death that things changed."
"Thrilled and bewildered, we crawled down, one by one, into the underworld, where millionaire mafiosi choose to hide like rats."
"Our destination was uncertain, visibility low, weather foul and we didn’t have much time."
'Evidence of the unsettled security situation was immediate. We travelled in armoured vehicles, with an AK47 besides the gear stick.'
"I told the parents and the children that this would only work if the children could say as they felt, openly and honestly." From the TV Blog.