On the eve of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a team of Ukrainian journalists from the Associated Press travels to the strategically important port city of Mariupol. When the city is besieged and attacked, the journalists are trapped. Bombs fall; inhabitants try to flee. Access to electricity, food, water and medicine is cut off.
Rakesh and Ganesh are so close, they are like brothers. They are both fishermen from Mumbai’s Indigenous Koli community, but they have taken different paths. Rakesh, a recent proud father, fishes the shallow waters of the bay in the traditional way on the family’s old boat and hauls in the catch by hand, just as his father once did.
The videos are fake, but their impact is all too real. When college student Taylor discovers that pornographic videos of her are circulating on the internet, her world is turned upside down. She sees images that she doesn’t recognise but that seem deceptively real – created with the help of artificial intelligence.
Persistent drought is putting the lands and culture of northern Kenya’s Turkana-Ngaremara people in jeopardy, causing problems with wildlife and increasing tensions between rival tribes. Meanwhile, orphaned shepherd boy Kolei waits impatiently to begin his journey as a traditional warrior.
A country is turning its inhabitants into prisoners. Anyone who tries to leave North Korea risks imprisonment, torture and even execution. At the same time, they are exposed to potential exploitation by unscrupulous traffickers. Nevertheless, a family of five with two young children dares to make the dangerous journey.
They lead modern lives in Kabul: Zahra Mohammadi is a dentist and has just celebrated her engagement, Taranom Seyedi is an activist, and Sharifa Movahidzadeh works as a government employee. Life as they know it ends when the Taliban take control of Kabul in 2021.
Many societies are based on the idea of a social contract: we are told that if we work hard, if we follow the rules, we will be rewarded. But then there’s the rule breakers. Those who make use of tax havens and reap profits without paying anything back to society.
It starts with coordinated fare evasions by a few students in 2019. But soon, millions of people in Chile are taking a stand in a popular uprising. They are demanding nothing less than the resignation of President Sebastian Piñera, a new constitution and an end to ‘the brick’ – the neoliberal economic model of the Pinochet dictatorship.
How well do you know your family? Alain Kassandra has been asking himself this question for a long time. His grandfather Justin and grandmother Colette are closely intertwined with the history of their home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. But they have always remained silent.