Under Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s, torture was widespread and many thousands were “disappeared”. A courageous young lawyer was among those who suffered – but today he’s campaigning to end torture worldwide. Watch his story in the short piece we produced for UNTV.
Just outside of Palacagüina, in the Western highlands of Nicaragua, we had a chance to walk and talk with Ramon Garcia, a small farmer struggling with the crippling regional drought. Many of us worry about climate change, but Ramon is living the consequences of our failure to make peace with the environment. Watch a short … Continue reading This is what climate change looks like…
We just wrapped up our annual Training Programme for Palestinian Journalists at the United Nations. Check out these short films produced by the talented participants. Beautiful stories of family and community-- three generations of Palestinians living in America. Check out their multimedia projects. Find out more about the United Nations Training Programme for Palestinian Journalists.
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
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
Good food, good friends and filmmaking in the Congo. La vie est trés bonne, no?
...but with little opportunity. And while I didn't know what the dream was, now it has become the dream of my life." --Ester Echaverria, 2012 (VIDEO) When Ester Echaverria was growing up in a small fishing village on the Costa de los Pajaros in Costa Rica, money was tight and her family couldn't afford … Continue reading “I have always known I was a woman with dreams…