New Shoots

A radical new series which gives deaf and disabled directors the chance to make their first broadcast documentary.

New Shoots is screening twelve very distinctive films ranging from polemics to observational documentaries. Across the series, New Shoots will go sightseeing in Florence with a blind dinner lady and her nightclub bouncer guide, watch breakdance crews battling it out on the dance floor, explore the personal stories of children living with pain, investigate the emotional consequences of knife crime, and meet two couples who have made wild monkeys part of their families.

TX: from Sunday 8th April 2007, 08:30, Channel 4

Executive Producer: Jim Sayer | Hilary Durham

Series Producer: Wendie Ottewill

Directors: Paul Whittaker | Lucy Bennett | Ray Harrison Graham | Klaus Fried | Kate Monaghan | Richard Butchins | Nancy Willis | Jo Cammack | Peter Beard | Bim Ajadi | Amar Latif | Daniel Cormack

Production Manager: Duncan Nichol