What do the jobs of tomorrow look like? Can you make meat without animals? Will startups take us to the stars? What’s the best way to regulate drugs? What if malaria drugs stop working? What does the future hold? Economist Films makes short, mind-stretching documentaries that examine big global themes. Each one combines analysis, on-the-ground reporting and a dash of humour to capture the essence of The Economist, the leading current-affairs newspaper, in video form.
Download the app and tune in to gain a broader understanding of the forces shaping the future. Available to view:
”Daily Watch” : Mind-stretching short films every day of the working week.
”Oceans”: A Series that shows how cutting-edge science and radical thinking are unlocking the mysteries of the world's seas
“Global Compass”: A series that examines the countries and people pioneering new approaches to persistent social problems, from prison reform to drugs policy to providing low-cost health care
The Disrupters: An original series exploring how major industries - from music and cars to hospitality - are currently being disrupted by the last wave of digital innovation
“Future Works”: A series that looks at the people doing jobs of the future today, including civilian drone operators, e-sports superstars and bionic-limb designers
“Passport“ : An original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the world.
”The Agenda”: A series that explores the defining questions of our time and seeks out the stories, solutions and the personalities who might just hold the answers. Discover the mould-breakers experimenting with new ways to approach some of the modern world's most fundamental issues; find out what happens when bold ideas and real life collide, and meet the leaders whose thoughts and actions are themselves helping to shape the agenda.
“The World in 2017”: Find out about the big themes that will dominate the news agenda, before they happen