Svetlana Osipova was born in Kemerovo in 1978. In 2001, she graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of the Saint-Petersburg State University. Since then, she’s worked for various federal media as correspondent, editor, and producer. In 2007, she graduated from the High Courses of Scriptwriters and Film Directors in Moscow as documentary film director.
For Svetlana, the highest appreciation of her work in documentary and television filmmaking is if she manages to make this world a little better.
Lake Baikal in Russian Siberia is the oldest and deepest lake on the planet. It contains 20% of the world’s fresh water. Its incredibly clear and clean water is home to hundreds of unique animal and plant species. Biologists, however, are increasingly concerned about the region’s ecology. James Brown goes back to Baikal 7 years after his last visit to see how the lake has changed.
For over 25 years, six friends pushed the limits, making the most challenging BASE jumps imaginable. No building was too tall, no jump too risky, no environment too extreme. Zooming through canyons in wingsuits like birds in flight, the daredevils felt unbridled joy and freedom. Over four years, half would pay the ultimate price for their addiction to flight.
For three decades, the picturesque and fertile land in the foothills of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius has been contaminated by toxic waste, illegally buried and burnt here by mafia gangs. The resulting pollution caused a dramatic increase in cancer among the local population, including children.
Like most students in rural Nepal, Durge Kami is a diligent pupil who tries to listen to his teachers. He differs from his school mates in just one respect, he is 69! At such a ripe old age, he was determined to realise his life’s ambition to complete his education. Not everyone supported him at first but by doing what he loves he’s become an inspiration for kids and adults alike.