Channel 4 is renowned for producing and screening some of the most cutting-edge, hard-hitting documentaries in British broadcasting today. In recent weeks, Channel 4 has delivered powerful and moving documentaries from Iran and Cambodia such as For Neda and Voices From the Killing Fields and the season will continue with more quality programming this month.
After the Apocalyse tells the story of the people of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan, who were used as guinea pigs in the Soviet Union's testing of nuclear weapons and will air on 19 July 2011. The upcoming The Only Gay on the Estate will air on 22 July 2011 and features first-time director Michael Ogden as he makes a personal journey back to his roots in Manchester, exploring his past as a closeted gay teenager.
Channel 4 Documentaries make people think, opening our minds to the issues and events that matter. They certainly get people talking and my Twitter stream was alive with comments on the night that For Neda was broadcast.