Afghan Women Empowered by Divorce
For the first time, since the Taliban took power, Afghan women are embracing divorce as a form of empowerment, but they are also fighting against shame and a social and religious backlash.
Guatemala: The Most Dangerous Place For Women
The horrific violence against women in Guatemala is profoundly linked to a history of military brutality.
In Haiti Voodoo is Alive and Well
The voodoo religion, shunned by the West, was brought over by enslaved Africans and lives on as an important tradition and symbol of resistance for many Haitians.
Rear Window - Silent Song Of the Genjer Flowers
The Indonesian play ‘Silent Song of the Genjer Flowers’ explores testimony and remembrance to address Indonesia’s mass killings of 1965-66. Through the memories and experiences of women who survived the violence and persecution of the ...
The Talciguines Festival Lashes For Sins
In El Salvador, people celebrate The Telciguines Festival, a festival in which the people are whipped by devils with the belief that each lashing banishes people's sins. Good overcomes evil.
Rear Window - Pelikula Pilipino (Filipino Films): Brilliante Mendoza
Emilie Bickerton talks to Brillante Mendoza about what it means to direct films about social issues. Mendoza has been prolific since his debut feature in 2005, directing 12 feature films. His most recent, Ma' Rosa, ...
The Destructive Nature Of Mass Tourism
The Destructive Nature of Mass Tourism While immigrants are targeted by border control around the world, rich tourists are given free rein to ruin people's neighborhoods. Who's the problem?
Rear Window - Pelikula Pilipino (Filipino Films): Lav Diaz
Against a backdrop of political upheaval, natural disasters, and a war on drugs waged by President Rodrigo Duterte, The Phillipines is experiencing a film-making renaissance. Emilie Bickerton talks to 'slow-cinema' auteur and award winning director ...
Chilean Trans Actress Seeks Acceptance
March 31st, marks the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Daniela Vega is a Chilean trans actress who through her work is shedding light on trans identity in Chile
Brazil's Artists Protest Against Culture Cuts
In 2016, Brazil's Temer dissolved the ministry of culture that led to mass protests across the country, now hundreds of artists are protesting another neoliberal move of massive 47.5% budget cuts in culture.