Editor's Picks 23 August 2013

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Letters to my (Former) Enemy
USA
By benoit.faiveley
11 Oct 2011

Letters to My (Former) Enemy is a documentary film directed by Benoit Faiveley and is currently in production. Contact [email protected] for more information

The characters in the Documentary:
Mary is the mom of a soldier who went to Iraq twice. He is now recovering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Mary is also the woman who inspired the idea for this documentary.

Chanan, Seth and Jeremiah are veterans. Chanan is now hanging out with anti-war people. He is studiying to be a nurse. Seth has a very American hobby: firearms. He also works at the Coffee Strong café, a place he opened near a military base. Jeremiah is a Republican who used to think “Bush was too much of a lefty.” He is studying to be an actor.

These Americans will interact with four Iraqis : Baqir, Ahmed, All’a and Mohy. Baqir is a doctor. He requested political asylum in Sweden when four of his brothers were arrested by the American troops. Ahmed fought in the Mahdi Army while his brother was an interpreter for the American forces. The two “brothers at war” now live in Stockholm. All’a is a Baathist and is nostalgic for the Saddam Hussein Era... even though he’s a Shiite. Mohy has always been against : against the Baath party, against Saddam, against the U.S. He is a former communist. In contrast, Haider keeps supporting the American intervention, even if Baghdad remains in a mess today...

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Flee (13 of 15)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
11 Jun 2013

Abdi was the first to be attacked by a group of Egyptian youth over the dam project. He was beaten, and his back still bears the scar from the burns.

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Kenyan Grade School (7 of 16)
isiolo, kenya
By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2012

Female student working hard in High Vision private school in Isiolo, Kenya. Students with different religions are working side by side.

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West Bank Barrier (2 of 11)
West Bank, Israel
By Osie Greenway
13 Aug 2012

The Israeli West Bank barrier is a security and separation barrier under construction by the State of Israel along and within the West Bank. The painting here depicting the german shepherd attacking the Palestinian woman is created from a photograph that was taken in the West Bank during altercations between Israeli security forces and Palestinians over the building of the barriers. This guard tower is now abandoned by the ISF after continual attacks during the second intifada.

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Cham fisher folk fear their future (6...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
By Kristof Vadino
23 Jan 2013

An older Cham sits in the self-made mosque with the Quran on his legs and a tea pot next to him. . "I came from another Cham village to read the Quran to my fellows here because there is no translation of the Quran into our language. And I'm one of the few Cham to read Arabic." Through the hole in the green cloth, the Sokha hotel is visible.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (16 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 May 2013

A grandmother practice self defence techniques with other grandmothers 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya.. KAREL PRINSLOO.