Direct Talk is a weekly in-depth interview program featuring global influencers and business leaders who share their insights and analysis of world events. Shown on NHK World, Japanese Television’s English language channel, our films for the series have profiled leading voices in the worlds of international diplomacy, economics, climate change, liberation struggles, humanitarian organisations and science.
Watch our short trailer to see excerpts from interviews with former weapons inspector Hans Blix, Chinese author Jung Chang, UN Migration envoy Peter Sutherland, former President of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta, International President of Medecins San Frontiers, Joanne Liu and Nobel Prize winning scientist Venki Ramakrishnan.
Our profiles of Christiana Figueres, UN Climate Change lead, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría and Lord Chris Patten will be broadcast in November 2016.
Producer/directors: Peter Gordon, Mark Galloway, Alison Rooper
Researcher: Martha Bailey