40 percent of the world’s population (that’s over two billion people) still lack access to simple toilets, which poses a major problem for solving poverty and reducing the incidence of disease. But given its perceived “grossness”, we don’t really like to talk about it. Businessman-turned-sanitation hero Jack Sim addresses the smelly elephant in the room in this fascinating short.
In “Phone Life”, documentary filmmaker Ivan Cash explores the social dimensions of owning a smart phone in one of the United States’ tech capitals: San Francisco. Following two characters, a young, smart…
Earlier this year graffiti artist Banksy recommended that people visit Gaza. Of course, Banksy’s Gaza is quite different from Gaza as experienced by those who actually live there. Thus they, with the help of The Guardian, take us on a tour of the tiny, packed and largely devastated area, unpacking the political and economic issues Gaza residents deal with every day. And of course, they do so through parkour and to the sounds of Shadia Mansour, Palestine’s biggest female hip-hop artist.
Sometimes, we are at our strongest when we don’t resist change, but embrace it. When Filipe DeAndrade moved to the United States from Brazil, his future was uncertain. The five-year-old boy lacked citizenship, his family had no money, and his father was an abusive drug addict. Real life and its hardships came quickly, forcing DeAndrade to embrace the necessary challenges of adaptation.
Spring is nigh, and life is on the cusp of being beautiful (again). In the meantime, get excited with Thomas Blanchard’s lovely ode to flowers and a life in bloom.