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When it comes to understanding a country, there is nothing like an insider's view.

A nation's character - its fears, hopes and obsessions - are all reflected in the way a country reports itself to its own people.

My Country on BBC World News taps into this rich vein by showcasing documentaries made by local film-makers about their own patch.

We'll include films about social issues, politics, current affairs investigations and observational documentaries.

No one film can ever give a complete picture of a country but we hope that they'll all offer a fresh, revealing and surprising perspective on the nation concerned.

Recently My Country has travelled to Poland, Afghanistan, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Greece, Nigeria and France. We'll be featuring Singapore in July.

Features & Analysis

  • Cerro RicoSatanic mines

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain


  • Nefertiti MenoeWar of words

    The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white'


  • Oil pumpPump change

    What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?


  • Brazilian Scene, Ceara, in 1893Sir Snapshot

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman


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    BBC Capital discovers why certain sports seem to have a special appeal for those with deep pockets

Programmes

  • European Union's anti-terrorism chief Gilles de KerchoveHARDtalk Watch

    Anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on the threat from returning Islamic State fighters

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