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Bedouins of the Negev Desert
Israel has a large Bedouin population, totaling 180,000. The vast majority of these nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes live in the Negev desert, in the South of Israel. Approximately 50,000 Bedouins inhabit the Northern regions, near Syria, and another 10,000 have moved into the central areas, after droughts have made life in their desert homes unbearable. Bedouin life is not easy anywhere – there is...   see more »
 
Castelvolturno's Victims
On September 18th, six African immigrants were killed in Castelvolturno, a small town north of Naples. They were standing outside a store selling ethnic goods. Police suspect a dispute over drug trafficking. Few days ago 3 people belonging to the Neapolitan mafia (Camorra) were arrested believed to be responsible for the September 18th murders. They are considered among the 100 most wanted criminals...   see more »
 
Chinese Wedding in Tuscany
A Chinese wedding in Florence. Piazzale Michelangelo and Piazza del Duomo are the settings chosen for a special ceremony: a young Chinese couple residing in Tuscany are celebrating their marriage with family and friends. Elegant cars, smart clothes, confetti, flowers, a one-day photo and video shoot: no matter how expensive, everything is calculated to be at the top. The Chinese, this silent people...   see more »
 
Gurkhas, The Queen's Warriors
The Gurkhas are a unique unit in the Army with a reputation of being amongst the finest and most feared soldiers in the world. They are among the elite of the British army, and for more than 180 years. The Gurkhas, Nepalese warriors in the service of the Queen, have proven themselves in all combats, from the Sikh Wars to the Gulf and Afghanistan War. They train in the jungle of Borneo, learn to play...   see more »
 
Land of exile
The result of six years’ work, “Land of Exile” is dedicated to the Dalai Lama; to the life and work of the Tibetan population in exile; to the school for refugee children created by Jetsun Pema, sister of His Holiness; to the young exiled monks who have found a new home in the monasteries of Dharamsala; and to the pilgrims who come to celebrate the holiday of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This reportage...   see more »
 
Land of Exile (2°Part)
EXCLUSIVE... On February 22nd 1940, Tenzin Gyatso is awarded temporal and spiritual leader of Tibetans and becomes the fourteenth Dalai Lama. As a result of six years work, the report “ Land of Exile” is all dedicated to Dalai Lama. In occasion of his 70th birthday, thanks to an unforgettable reportage of 25 days, spent in Dharamsala (India), we succeeded in gathering information about the history,...   see more »
 
Maiti Nepal: Rescued Girls
Maiti Nepal is a non-governmental Organisation founded by Anuradha Koirala in 1993 together with a group of professional social workers. The main objectives of the Association are to defend the rights of women who are victims of sexual exploitation and domestic violence, fight against child labour and every kind of abuse. The greatest challenge the Organisation has to face is to save young children...   see more »
 
Mea Shearim Community
Cross a road and, as if by a spell, find yourself in the past, in central Europe in the 1800's. In Jerusalem this happens too. Mea Shearim (which in Jew means 'of the 100 doors') is a district populated by Orthordox Jews. Built up since 1875, the district is the second agglomerate to form itself outside the old town by followers of Rabbi Auerbach. They closed themselves in a volontary ghetto to live...   see more »
 
The Forgotten Heart of Africa
While Chad, Sudan and the DRC attract regular media attention the Central African Republic (CAR) seems to be completely forgotten. This country, the size of France, suffers from a decade long civil war. More than a 100 thousand people have fled the violence in their villages. They live virtually unprotected in the bush. Travel is extremely difficult due to the constant violence and banditry throughout...   see more »
 
The Forgotten Warriors
While Phoenix is still sleeping shrouded in the semidarkness, a group of men, women and children are preparing to celebrate a pow-wow on this april sunday. They put on their magnificent traditional outfits, decorated with feathers, jingles and beeds. In Phoenix, Arizona, on the land that is theirs, Indians from all tribes are honouring their deads and their veterans. On the verge of the 60th anniversary...   see more »
 
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