A long-time favourite, NHKWorld’s ‘Document 72 hours’ has a tried and tested formula for observation of people’s lives. Here, a 50-years run coffee stall with a collection of stalwart customers. The sort of video document which captures real lives in their imperfect, messy state. OK it can be a bit mawkish…but wouldn’t get funded in the UK.

www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/…