Phil Clarke Hill is a documentary filmmaker, specializing in short form for web, working primarily in London and Brazil. He makes documentaries for top clients such as AJ+, CNN, the BBC, Google, Fusion and UNSIDR.

Ka’apor of Maranhao

The Ka’apor indigenous Amazon community took the struggle against illegal logging into their own hands – expelling the loggers by force, but there is a price to pay.

Newzbeat – AJ+

In Uganda, there is a hip-hop music collective that have a show on national TV, where they appeal to younger viewers by reading the news in rap.

Google Local Guides – Best of Rio

Travel video commissioned by Google Local Guides, showing the best of Rio’s lesser known spots, encompassing beaches, food, shopping and nightlife.

Gold (coming soon – currently client access only)

The first ethical gold mining in the whole of Africa has been implemented in Uganda. Co-production with Dartmouth Films and the Fairtrade Foundation.

Tamo Junto trailer (full film coming soon)

Tamo Junto (we’re together) shows how political and social changes in Brazil are affecting young people from Rio’s favelas, and their response through hip-hop culture.

Fusion – Literary Barbershop

Story for Fusion about a barbershop that encourages children to read whilst they’re having their hair cut, by giving them $2 back.

CNN – Babylon health app

Piece commissioned by CNN tech, about a health startup in London that aims to predict when you’re going to get sick in addition to offering medical support.

Favela Brass – AJ+

Story about a brass music school inside a Rio favela, shot for AJ+ as part of their Rio 2016 Olympics coverage.

UNISDR report – Bento Rodrigues disaster

UNISDR report about the Bento Rodrigues mining disaster in Brazil, six months on. Looking at how the SENDAI framework can help to prevent such disasters in the future.

UNLEASH innovation lab

Video about the first UNLEASH innovation lab, held in Denmark in 2017, a collaboration between UNDP, Carlsberg Foundation and Deloitte.

Retomada – One World Media Grant

Brazil is a global giants in agriculture, which requires vast amounts of space. In Mato Grosso do Sul there is an ongoing battle between farmers and the Guarani indigenous communities over land, which sometimes turns violent.

Free to Party

In 1994 the Criminal Justice Bill made raves illegal in the UK, but regardless they still continue to this day, showing the tenacity of Britain’s most iconic subculture. view the book version on Issuu.

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