The Lakota have survived relocation, exploitation and mass murder – and kept their voice. They are fighting to protect their sacred lands: the ‘He Sapa’ mountains in the state of South Dakota, known as the Black Hills.
While the other children play with clay in the classroom, Falta lets her gaze wander out the window: soldiers patrol the schoolyard, machine guns at the ready, gunshots ringing out in the distance. In the far north of Cameroon, a constant threat lurks in the mountains.
Mutlu Kaya is just 19 when her dream of making it as a singer comes close enough to touch: she is about to enter the finale of the TV show ‘Turkey’s Got Talent’. But then, a man guns down the Kurdish teenager. His motive: Mutlu rejected his marriage proposal. She barely survives and is left with a bullet in her head.
Lynn, Shammy, Hussein and Philip fear for their lives in their home country of Uganda – because they are queer. Clerics are calling for them to be killed in the name of God or Allah, and they are not always safe, not even from their own families.
‘That time of the month’ or ‘a visit from Aunt Flo’ – there are plenty of expressions that dance around what they are actually about: menstruation. Although menstruation affects about 50 per cent of the world's population, tasteless humour and sexist attitudes have persisted for decades.
Human rights activist Muhammad Rabbani is fighting against discrimination in the so-called ‘war on terror’. He travels around the world and is entrusted with highly sensitive personal information by people in vulnerable situations.
A colourful trail of rainbow flags winds its way through the streets of Warsaw during Polish Pride. Along the way, 22-year-old Antek and his friends are stirring up trouble: with prayers and slogans, they warn of the ‘pink menace’.