Editor's Picks 23 May 2013

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23 May 2013 08:00

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Life In The Graves - La Vie Dans Les ...
Shanshrah, Idlib province, Syria
By Marie
13 Apr 2013

Child infected by leishmania, a skin disease that is passed on by an insect that looks like a big mosquito and is devastating this rural region. It provokes red stings which attack the skin. Before the revolution, an insecticide was spread in order to kill the insect. No humanitarian organization is supporting the sick people.
Un enfant atteint de la leishmaniose. Cette maladie de peau transmise par un insecte ressemblant à un gros moustique fait des ravages dans cette région rurale. Il provoque des boutons qui rongent la peau. Avant la révolution, un insecticide était diffusé pour éradiquer l'insecte. Aucune organisation humanitaire ne vient en aide aux malades.

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Islamist Extremists Clash With Police...
Tunis, Tunisia
By Wassim Ben Rhouma
19 May 2013

Islamic Extremist Organisation members clash with police in the Capitol Tunis.

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Female Monks in Thailand (12 of 28)
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
By Biel Calderon
01 May 2013

Bhikkhunis (female buddhist monk) and Samaneri (buddhist novice nun) praying at Wat Songkdhammakalayani, the first temple gathering fully ordained nuns in Thailand since 1960.

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Liberia Refugees in Ghana refusing to...
Accara, Ghana
By isaachgmedia
14 Jul 2012

INTRO: Some Liberian refugees leaving in Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana refusing to return home for fear for their life.

SCRIPT:
However, according the Ghana Refugee Board, Liberian refugees in Ghana who refuse to subject themselves to a voluntary repatriation or be re-integrated in the local community will lose their status as refugees.

Out of the 11, 000 Liberians refugees at the beginning of this year , 3800 of them opted for voluntary repatriation, and 4,000 them indicated their willingness to be re-integrated to the Ghanaian community. According to officials of the Ghana Refugee Board, others have applied for exemption from the cessation clause and they will have to justified why they still want to remain refugees .

An ultimatum was given to the refugees by the UNHCR and the Ghana Refugee Board in February this year, to decide whether or not to voluntarily return to their country of origin or legalise their stay in Ghana before March 30, 2012.

The action was informed by the decision of the international community to invoke the cessation clauses built into the 1951 UN Refugee Convention for Liberian, Angolan, Rwandan, and Burundian refugees in Africa.

The cessation clauses allow refugee status to end once fundamental and durable changes have taken place in the country of origin and the circumstances that led to refugee flight no longer exist.

The international community deems it fit for the refugees to return to their countries, since the conditions that pertained in those countries at the time they left had changed.
Buduburam camp, Gomoa located in the Central Region of Ghana, was established in 1990 to accommodate the influx of Liberian refugees who fled to Ghana when Charles Taylor came to power after a civil war. Initially, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provided the settlement’s residents with individual aid and relief.
In 1997, however, Liberia held elections that the UN judged to be fair enough to allow for safe repatriation conditions. As a result, the UNHCR discontinued refugee assistance to Liberians in Ghana, and the settlement lost much of its funding.
The Buduburam settlement served as the center of most of the Liberians community.
Ghana is currently host to about 14 000 refugees from the sub-region, namely from Ivory Coast, Togo, Central Africa Republic, Mali, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi, majority of them being Ivorians.

1.WIDE VIEW OF BUDUBURAM (LIBERIA REFUGEES) CAMP, GOMOA , CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA.
2.POSTER READING, “After 30 June,2012, you will no longer be a refugee!Choose to return home or stay. The choice is yours”.
3.VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LOADING VEHICLES WITH HOUSEHOLDS GADGETS.
4.SOUNDBITE, ELDER JOSEPH TORH(UNEMPLOYED) SAYING,
There is problem in Liberia, that’s why some of us are waiting to see what is happening, yes others don’t know, successful elections, go home!, go home! go home!, go home!, go home!, Why?
4.PEOPLE WALKING IN THE STREET.
5.LIBERIAN REFUGEE BEING INTERVIEWED.
6.VARIOUS OF REFUGEES SEATED WAITING TO BE INTERVIEWED.
7.GAVIVINNA TAMAKLOE(CAMP MANAGER, BUDUBURAM CAMP, CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA) CONVERSING WITH A REFUGEE.
8. BUILDING READING, “Settlement manager’s office, Buduburam refugee settlement, Gomoa”.
9.SOUNDBITE, GAVIVINNA TAMAKLOE SAYING,
“Currently there are a group of about 500 households who has requested from the UNHCR to continue being refugees, they want an exempted to the cessation as far as their status is concern. So since the UNHCR cannot handle that by itself, it had refer the matter to the Ghana Government through the Ghana refugee Board, so what we are doing right now on the camp is interview each of these households”. 10.HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE(LIBERIAN REFUGEE) BEING INTERVIEWED BY AN OFFICIAL. 10.HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE IN TEARS AND TALKING.
11. HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE BEING INTERVIEWED BY AN OFFICIAL.
12.SOUNDBITE, HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE SAYING,
“Moving to Liberia is not safe for me, it is not safe for me and neither my children and neither the brothers that were helping me, its not safe, Liberia is not safe for me, it may be safe for others but its not safe for me, because as we are sitting here today talking, secret killing is still going on”. 13. CLOTHING ON DISPLAY FOR SALE. 14. HANNAH MAMIE KOLEWOE WALKING WITH HIS CHILDREN.
15.VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN THE STREET.
16.VARIOUS OF YEINYEA ZANGA(LIBERIAN REFUGEE) DRYING CLOTHING.
17. YEINYEA ZANGA SAYING,
“Now they say I’m a new person in the database, I’m not active, because I’m not active UNHCR doesn’t care for me, so I’m here on my own until God will find ways for them to help those of us who don’t have ID cards, we are still here because going back to Liberia is not easy”. 18.REFUGEE CHILDREN INFRONT OF THEIR HOUSE. 19. VARIOUS SHARON COOPER, (UNHCR COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE) LOOKING THROUGH A PAPER WITH A STAFF.
20.SOUNDBITE, SHARON COOPER SAYING,
Generally speaking, people may have been absent, some may have been returned to Liberia and not been around but have subsequently come back , now if we don’t see you for three, four years, what’s the logical thing to do(pause), to inactivate your name if you cannot explain your absence

21.VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN THE STREET.

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Sri Lanka - Protest Against an increa...
Colombo , Sri Lanka
By chamilacolombo
23 May 2013

Members of Sri Lankan Marxist People's Liberation Front, hold Placards as they shout slogans during a protest march in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, May 23, 2013. Hundreds of Marxist supporters protested against an increase in electricity charges and demanded an immediate reduction. Sri Lanka has raised electricity charges from last month in a bid to recover huge losses incurred by the state-run electricity utility, Placards Read “Don’t Cheat Reduce Electricity charges immediately”

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Knife Training (7 of 8)
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
11 Dec 2012

She Fighter students learn a variety of mixed martial arts to basic and advanced self-defense techniques with founder Lina Khalifeh

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The Will Of Maickel
Caracas, Venezuela
By @LatAmSight
15 Aug 2012

Maickel Melamed was born in 1975 with a physical motor deficiency. In 2011 he ran the New York marathon. This year he will run in Berlin. Maickel has run five marathons in four years, when just one was supposedly impossible.

Maickel training indoors, B Roll:

“En ese momento cuando crees que no, es donde sigues. En ese momento donde todo te dice oscuridad, es donde tú crees en la luz así no la veas. Todo lo contrario: cuando no ves la luz, es cuando más la atraes."

“In that exactly moment when you think you can’t make it, you just have to keep going. That moment where everything says dark, is where you believe in light, even if you cannot see it. When you can’t see the light, is when you most attract it.”

Maickel training outdoors:

“Si a mí me dijeron que yo no iba a vivir, me dijeron que yo no iba a caminar, me dijeron que yo no iba a subir montañas, me dijeron que yo no iba a hablar bien y soy conferencista desde hace más de diez años.”

“I was told that I would die, that I would never walk, that I would never climb a mountain that I would never talk properly, and I have been speaking in lectures for more than 10 years.”

Maickel Melamed:

“A cada no le fuimos poniendo un sí, y ese es el sí que le queremos regalar a cada ser humano.”

“Instead of NO we say YES, and that YES is our gift to every single human being.”

Maritza de Melamed, Maickel's mother:

“Él, como dice su papá, como que se prueba y a la vez es algo como una función que él tiene una cosa que él tiene como un deber, cómo te puedo decir yo, como algo así que él mismo se lo ha propuesto.”

“He, as his father says, he (Maickel) tests himself, and at the same time it is like a duty he must accomplish, as I can tell you, he meets what he proposes.”

Maickel Melamed:

“Sentía que cada vez que yo hacía algo, que me llevaba más allá de mis propios límites, los límites de mi entorno también se expandían, entonces entendí que eso era quizá la diferencia que yo tengo para aportar.”

“I was feeling that every time that I’ve achieved something that took me beyond my limits, my limits were expanded as well, then I think that maybe that is the difference with what I have to give.”

Maickel training outdoors, B Roll:

“Y vivimos buscando nuestra diferencia y yo creo que esa es nuestra búsqueda primaria cuál es nuestra diferencia."

“We live looking for that which makes us different, I believe that this is our main basic quest, what sets us apart.”

Mr. and Mrs. Melamed, B Roll:

“Yo le diría a todos esos padres que tienen una situación como la que se me presentó a mí, de que..."

“I would to like say all those fathers who have a situation as I've been presented with Maickel, that...”

Alberto Melamed, Maickel's father:

“esos muchachos vinieron a esta vida por algo, y nosotros estamos en la obligación de darles todo el cariño y todo el apoyo que podemos darles para poderlos sacar adelante.”

“...this guy came into this life for something, and we are under the obligation to give them all the love and care, and all the support that we can, to keep them moving forward by themselves.”

Crossing the finish line, NY Marathon, B Roll: Natural Sounds

Maickel training, B Roll:

“El entrenamiento es muy intenso, son seis días a la semana, aproximadamente tres horas y media diarias a veces más, hay largos de ocho horas y media de entrenamiento.”

“Training is quite intense, six days per week, almost four hours per day, but sometimes we reach almost nine hours.”

Maickel Melamed:

“Es un entrenamiento muy intenso diseñado específicamente para mi persona, cada ser humano es diferente.”

“Is a very tough training, specially designed for me, every human is different.”

Photos:
“Esto es dedicado a todos esos seres humanos que tienen esos sueños adentro y que están esperando una chispita para despertarlos e ir en búsqueda de ellos.”

“This is dedicated to those human beings that have dreams, for those who are waiting for something to spark their life, wake up and go for it.”

End of NY Marathon, B Roll: Natural Sounds

Short Documentary
Country: Venezuela
Director: Placido Garrido
Editorial Producer: Alvaro Mendoza Saad
@LAtAmSight 2012

Restrictions: Featured and licensed by TELEMUNDO to all American continent (from Patagonia, Argentina to Alaska, USA)

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FARM TO FORK trailer
Nepal
By PIKTO VIDEO
03 Oct 2012

It is strange to observe that despite the sacred statute of food in Nepal, it is paradoxically the origin of many diseases sometimes leading to death. We know that millions of people don’t have enough to eat, and that some of them even face severe conditions of malnutrition. Of all facts, food security remains a major problem in Nepal. But what we know less is that 50% of the diseases come from a misuse of food and water. This alarming figure is more than ever a topical issue. In order to find answers and solutions, we investigated the backstage of food, from where it is produced – the farm – to our final consumption – the fork!
This trailer is about a documentary of 38mn (nepali version with english subtitles) in HD 1080i. Possible to get an international version.