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  • The World in 2016

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    Watch some of the biggest stories of the year ahead – before they happen. Early access to our latest film, featuring behind-the-scenes access to China's Olympic training camps, former Doctor Who star David Tennant, the biggest environmental problem you've never heard of, therapeutic virtual reality and much more.

    Economist Films is a new venture that expresses The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries.

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    Economist Films is a new venture that expresses The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries.

    “Future Works” is a series that examines the jobs of the future that are being done today. Our first film, “Drone Rangers”, chronicles the day-to-day work of civilian drone operators in the fields of conservation, disaster recovery and construction.

    The second series, “Global Compass”, looks at the countries and people pioneering new approaches to persistent social problems. The first film is “Drugs: War or Store?”, a hard look at new kinds of drugs policy from Portugal to Colorado.

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      • 144,583 views
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      • 2 weeks ago
      • 4,420 views
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      • 1 week ago
      • 3,511 views
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      • 1 week ago
      • 1,752 views
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      • 1 week ago
      • 1,698 views
      Meet the drone pilots who are saving lives—not ending them. It’s a far cry from search and destroy.

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      • 2 weeks ago
      • 2,057 views
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      • 8 months ago
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      • 4 weeks ago
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      • 1 year ago
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