UNTV's series of 12 x 26' news-magazine programmes puts a spotlight on the world's most underreported stories. Each episode features 2-3 character-driven, human interest stories that reflect some of the most important issues affecting the world, and our lives today. Our cameras offer unique and often unparalleled access to people and places and stay to bring you the stories as they unfold over time, long after other news outlets leave. From the child labour situation in Tanzania to the woman's struggle in Afghanistan, from the poverty streets in Somalia to the frontline of the guerilla war in Colombia, this series brings home the stories viewers care about, but rarely see. Presented as a fully-packaged programme, and also available by feature segment (approximately 8' each), 21st Century incorporates narrative storytelling with balanced, accurate reporting and is adaptable to local languages. Currently fifty international broadcasters air the magazine monthly, including BBC World and RTVE.
RWANDA: RISING FROM THE ASHES
In 1994, Rwanda was home to one of the worst genocides ever witnessed. In a reign of terror lasting some one hundred days, an estimated 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered at the hands of Hutu militias. More than a decade later, Rwanda is slowly recovering after so much bloodshed … village by village … city by city, stitching itself together again.