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Planting Peace in the Congo

For the women of Kinkala in the Republic of the Congo, sustainable farming is about more than growing organic vegetables.  Still recovering from a decade of violent conflict, these women know that sustainability means physical, economic and emotional security– it means peace. Check out our short film, People's Choice Award winner in the Real Food … Continue reading Planting Peace in the Congo

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Reporting from Robinson Carusoe Island, Chile

Robinson Crusoe Island – a place so remote that the famous novel by Daniel Defoe was inspired by its history. But the island’s modern-day role is far from fictional. Today it’s a crucial link in the planet’s security network – keeping a constant look-out for seismic events, both natural and man-made. Check out the piece … Continue reading Reporting from Robinson Carusoe Island, Chile

Reporting from Humberstone, Atacama Desert, Chili

It’s an almost forgotten story in Chile – the miners who toiled under the desert sun and helped fuel the rise of today’s modern nation. For more than a hundred years, the mines produced saltpeter - a key ingredient for both gunpowder and fertilizer. But these heritage sites – now ghost towns - could be lost … Continue reading Reporting from Humberstone, Atacama Desert, Chili

Digital Storytelling in Ghana

In today's media environment, organizing and building support for community projects requires a wide variety of communication skills. To support its alumni in Africa with their volunteer work, the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (KLYES) partnered with the Digital Canopy to provide a Digital Storytelling Workshop. Activists from 9 African countries produced films about the … Continue reading Digital Storytelling in Ghana

Digital Media Ventures: New Delhi, India

As we always say, every great venture starts with a great story... In September, the Digital Canopy Team traveled to New Delhi, India for a new kind of workshop-- a combination of digital storytelling and project planning. The participants were alumni of Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Program (KLYES) from all over Asia. We … Continue reading Digital Media Ventures: New Delhi, India