humanities

You think you know the story of European migration — but not like this by Karen Frances Eng

Launching today, Alison Killing’s immersive online documentary project migration trail lets you follow along in real time as two fictional characters make perilous 10-day journeys to Europe.
In late 2015, the shocking photograph of a toddler washed up on a beach in Turkey galvanized public attention on large numbers of migrants traveling to Europe, many by sea and under extremely risky conditions. Because of the surge in numbers of irregular travelers that year — more than 1 million — and the thousands of lives lost, media headlines at the time emblazoned the situation as a “crisis” in mainstream consciousness.

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A harrowing look at the “war on drugs” in the Philippines by Karen Frances Eng

Philippine police forces have killed thousands in a brutal crackdown on suspected drug dealers and users — a campaign that President Trump has praised. On the eve of Trump’s visit to the country, documentarian Ed Ou tells us what life is like on the ground.

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In East African cassava fields, a new genomics tool is saving crops and lives by Karen Frances Eng

The latest in the fight against whitefly-borne virus that threatens a world staple food: new portable DNA sequencing technology that lets farmers in East Africa identify the disease, and helps scientists develop a solution.

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A new documentary explores the West’s uneasy relationship with Iran by Karen Frances Eng

On the 64th anniversary of the US- and British-led coup-d’état in Iran, Iranian filmmaker Taghi Amirani shares the first teaser of Coup 53, his forthcoming documentary investigating Operation Ajax.

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