Documentaries

2012

  1. Breaking barriers: Letting people with disabilities into the labour market (full version)

    28 September 2012

    After the break up of the Soviet Union, life for many people in Armenia changed radically and new opportunities opened up for many. But for people with disabilities, it was not the case. During the Soviet period, they found work inside a closed system of “social enterprises.” Now they are truly “invisible” in the workforce. The ILO’s pilot project in Armenia is breaking down old stereotypes about disability as well as the barriers that keep them from work.

  2. Breaking the barriers

    29 June 2012

    This video documents the inclusion of people with disabilities in skills training programmes supported by the ILO through the TVET Reform Project in Bangladesh.

2009

  1. The Migrant's Story

    11 December 2009

    What began as an international financial crisis has turned into a global jobs meltdown. Unemployment is rising. The first episode of the BBC Survivor’s Guide To Work, co-produced with the ILO, looks at what the fall out from the crisis means for the millions of economic migrants who have left the countries of their birth in search of a better life.

  2. Workplaces in Africa respond to HIV/AIDS

    01 December 2009

    A film on the ILO's work in five countries in Africa. The ILO is the United Nations specialised agency for the world of work and cosponsor of UNAIDS. Within the UNAIDS family, the ILO is lead agency for workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS. It has activities in all regions and in all sectors, from transport and agriculture to mining, hotels, and the public sector.

  3. Never Abandon, Never Give Up

    22 July 2009

    The ILO project has developed a range of behaviour change communication materials including a short, Charlie Chaplin style film to encourage stigma reduction and condom promotion. The film "Never Abandon, Never Give Up" stars leading Chinese actor Wang Baoqiang, himself a former migrant construction worker in Beijing. The film tells the story of a famous actor who visits his "hometown fellow" who has HIV and is facing isolation from his coworkers.

2008

  1. Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples in Nepal

    06 August 2008

    There are over fifty recognized groups of indigenous peoples in Nepal, who comprise about 40 per cent of the total population. They include the Bote people whose traditional way of life has been threatened ever since the lands where they lived and fished were turned into the Chitwan National Park and it was made illegal for them to enter. Nepal's ratification of the ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples is a step forward towards the promotion and protection of rights for the Bote and other indigenous peoples.

  2. Creating Change - Responding to the HIV epidemic at work

    24 July 2008

    'Creating change' features success stories in addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace with a special focus on behaviour change programmes. It highlights the key role of ministries of Labour, employers' and workers' organizations in creating an enabling environment by strengthening the national policy and legal framework to address stigma and discrimination, and support workplace interventions.

2007

  1. Human trafficking in Moldova: the trade of human misery

    20 December 2007

    In Moldova, desperation, poverty, and high unemployment make young girls and women easy prey for traffickers, who promise them well paid jobs abroad. In a co-production with Rockhopper TV, ILO TV tells the story of Maria, forced to work illegally in Russia.

  2. The challenge to make chocolate child labour free

    18 December 2007

    There are over a quarter of a million children who work in the cocoa plantations of West Africa. It's hazardous work, which exposes children to highly toxic pesticides. This episode of the BBC World TV series "Survivors Guide" goes to Cameroon, where the International Labour Organization has been working to eliminate child labour from cocoa production and help children return to school. Produced by Rockhopper TV in cooperation with the ILO.

2006

  1. A Global Alliance Against Forced Labour

    10 January 2006

    How does someone get caught in the trap of forced labour? From the rainforests of Peru to the meat factories of Germany, ILO TV tells the stories of men and women forced to labour, and shows what is being done globally to combat this modern day slavery.