Friday, 27 May 2011

Côte d'Ivoire - The battle, from inside

Another masterpiece from Channel 4's Unreported World, a programme that has been described as a "vitally important programme in revealing a desperately needed glance into areas where people are left to fend for themselves."

On its website, Channel 4 describes the programme as a "Critically acclaimed foreign affairs series offering an insight into the lives of people in some of the most neglected parts of the planet" On my part, I think of it as an important programme that tells stories that would otherwise not be told.

This particular episode is about the recent conflict in Côte d'Ivoire, a conflict that was widely reported upon, but about which not much was reported on the actual situation on the ground for those caught up in the fighting who were were directly affected by it. Now this is what Unreported World does very well and its little wonder that this is most definitely one of my favourite programmes on television today. That the programme can be viewed internationally from the Channel 4 website is a plus.

Reporter Seyi Rhodes does a marvellous job in bravely reporting from a war-torn Abidjan.

Please click on this link to watch Inside the Battle for Ivory Coast.

Note: The film contains scenes that some viewers may find upsetting.

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