Island Stories

Island Stories

Producer. BBC World TV.

Self-contained pockets of the world—islands are packed with stories.  We went to go get them. 

Khortytsia - ukraine

There’s an Island of cossacks in the middle of the Dnieper river. Real ones. Keeping traditions alive, and cultivating national identity. And when night falls on Khortytsia, another symbol of national pride comes to life. 

bugala - uganda

There’s an archipelago in the middle of Lake Victoria. Bugala, the biggest island, is not only home to a dense jungle, palm plantations and a thriving community. It’s also the site of one woman’s empire.