In the three years after September 11, 2001, how much safer do you feel? In this Discovery Spotlight presentation, produced in association with the New York Times, we explore the ways federal, state and local governments have worked to make us safer, and learn from experts what things still need to be done. From the borders to the ports, the highways to the heartland, ‘Are You Safer?’ offers an inside view of Homeland Security. The documentary features interviews with key players such as Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Senators Warren Rudman and Gary Hart, 9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton, and security expert and author Stephen Flynn.
As the 21st century marches on, a new ocean is likely to emerge, making way for what could be the last great land grab in human history. That ocean is the Arctic Ocean, and its once powerful ice – a barrier that has long kept away all but the most intrepid explorers – is yielding to global warming. Major scientists predict that by the end of the century, the polar ice cap – which has been an annual feature on the North Pole for some 15 million years – will melt completely in the summer months. The melt will open new shipping routes, allow for increased oil and gas exploration and lead to potential military confrontations. And for the people who live in the region, warmer temperatures could mean drastic changes in the environment and their lives. This hour-long documentary – produced by Craig Duff with reporters from The New York Times, and shot over four months in four countries – brings viewers to the cold north for a glimpse into a warmer future, as countries and companies gird themselves for an Arctic Rush.
View the companion article in the New York Times.
A series of short films about the great inventor accompanied a major TIME magazine piece about Edison. Directed, produced and shot by Craig Duff
In 1789, the United States sought to make the union more perfect, drawing up 10 amendments to the Constitution now known as the Bill of Rights. In this series of ten short videos, TIME brings to life the words of the Founding Fathers and explores how these deeply felt ideas about liberty and property have evolved into the amendments as we interpret them today. This series of ten short films was directed and shot by Craig Duff
The Chicago Youth Boxing Club (CYBC) is tucked in a church basement in the Windy City’s Little Village neighborhood, providing one of the area’s few after-school activities. Since it was founded in 2006, the gym has become much more than a place for kids to hang out. “It isn’t enough to get kids off the street,” says Ana Patricia Juarez, programming manager for CYBC, “you have to build them into leaders and people who will eventually give back to their communities.” The boxing club now provides counseling, nutritional education, and college readiness programs.
Craig shot, edited and produced this short documentary, which was published by NationSwell.com.