Sound and Vision is a new four-part music documentary series which looks at socially-conscious musicians who are making an impact on the world around them.
The Channel 4 series is created and hosted by journalist Billie JD Porter, who will profile some of the most innovative artists around at the moment.
She will also document the wider stories about the power of music to inspire and bring about change within society.
Across the series Porter meets performance artist Mykki Blanco on his US tour in the Bible belt and speaks to the marginalised black LGBTQI communities in America.
Exploring the lack of female artists in grime, Porter will also shine a light on the disappearance of community youth spaces across the UK.
Speaking about her new project, Billie JD Porter said: “Sound and Vision is a real departure from everything I’ve made in the past, and the first time I’ve been given the opportunity to drive not only the editorial content, but the mood and aesthetic of a series as a whole. I began my career in music journalism, so it felt really good to be returning to that as a filmmaker."
She added: "The artists we are showcasing are telling their stories on their own terms, in an authentic, no bullshit way. Music is an art form that drives change in politics, technology and so many other aspects of our lives, and these films demonstrate and tell those stories.”
The films celebrate freedom of expression and diversity, in an energetic style, where the filmmakers are given intimate access to both musicians and their fans.