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The Centrum Media Portfolio 2017-2018
Islamabad
By The Centrum Media
20 Mar 2019

A selection of The Centrum Media's best works over the past couple of years.

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38 years, 6000 students, Meet Ghazala...
islamabad
By The Centrum Media
19 Dec 2018

38 years, 6000 students, Meet Ghazala Bangash, the oldest female driving instructor in Pakistan.

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Hepatitis C
Islamabad
By The Centrum Media
25 Jul 2018

Our global access programs have helped more than 1.7 million people in developing countries access hepatitis C treatment. In countries like Pakistan, which has the second-highest burden of HCV in the world, we are implementing a first-of-its-kind program that will allow local production of authorized generic versions of our HCV medicines to help ensure people can access them at the lowest cost possible.

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Pakistan's Populist Imran Khan: Cross...
Islamabad
By The Centrum Media
17 Jan 2018

Imran Garda travels to Pakistan to meet the country’s leading opposition leader, Imran Khan (Current PM), and to explore its rich and at times turbulent democracy.

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Boxing Girl
Islamabad
By The Centrum Media
18 Jul 2017

Pakistans only female boxing club in Karachi.

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The road that links China and Pakista...
Islamabad
By The Centrum Media
28 Jun 2017

BC Dangerous Borders A Journey Across India and Pakistan

Journalists Babita Sharma and Adnan Sarwar are beginning their epic journey along the still-contentious border that divides India and Pakistan. 70 years after the Partition of India and the creation of Pakistan, the pair are travelling either side of the 2,000-mile border to discover the realities of the lives there. Beginning in Adipur, which started life as a refugee camp for Hindus fleeing the newly created Muslim state of Pakistan, Babita discovers a town which now intriguingly hosts the only Charlie Chaplin festival in the world. Gandhi, who was born here in Gujarat, met Chaplin in Britain in 1931, and the memory of this unlikely friendship is kept alive today by this event.
On the other side of the border, Adnan explores the cultural life of the metropolis of Karachi. Creatives are often at the forefront of social change, whether through art which questions social norms or fashion, which is creating a role for itself on the 21st-century international catwalk. Women in both countries are challenging how they have been traditionally constrained, from the women bikers who Babita meets in India to the female artist in Pakistan who asks potentially dangerous questions about female sexuality and a young woman who believes that she will win Pakistan's first gold Olympic medal for boxing.
Adnan also meets members of the Sheedis, a little-known African community who have lived on the Indian subcontinent for over 800 years and who are now fighting discrimination in Pakistan. Babita travels north into the salt flats of the Rann of Kutch, whose residents are held back by the caste system. Here, lives have barely changed since partition and there seems little will to make these people's lives better.
The journeys both end in the mighty Thar Desert, which was split between the two countries and which has been the scene of conflict as recently at 1999. Whether Indian or Pakistani, this is a virtually uncrossable border. Partition left searing scars and divided families that, 70 years later, are still not reconciled.

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Divas of Karachi
Karachi
By The Centrum Media
06 Jun 2017

The first episode of Divas of Karachi introduces a group of fashionable, successful socialites in Pakistan who are doing all they can to change the image of their hometown, Karachi, the 4th largest city in the world.

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MTB Flow in the Thuringian Forest (Ge...
Sonneberg
By Ralf Falbe
04 May 2017

Documentary with Interview (German) about Mountainbiking in the Thuringian Forest, Germany.

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Meet Pakistan’s first transgender RJ ...
Islamabad
By The Centrum Media
31 Mar 2017

Meet Pakistan’s first transgender RJ Kashish, who is changing prevailing perceptions about her community through a Radio program.

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Manila Traffic
Manila
By Ralf Falbe
13 Jun 2016

Rush Hour on Roxas Boulevard in Ermita, Manila, Philippines.

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Life on a CIA Kill List in Pakistan
Peshawar
By The Centrum Media
31 Mar 2016

Malik Jalal says he's on a secret CIA kill list and has narrowly escaped death by drone four times. He is part of the North Waziristan Peace Committee (NWPC), which is based in a region of Pakistan that has seen more than 300 documented strikes, according to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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Malaybalay Street Scene
Mindanao
By Ralf Falbe
15 Feb 2016

Street scene in the town of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines.

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German Doctors Hospital
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

A nurse examines a child at the German Doctors Hospital in Cebu City, Philippines. The NGO German Doctors offers free medical treatment to the city's slum dwellers.

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Anas Ben Malek Mosque in Benghazi
Benghazi, Libya
By mchreyteh
24 Jan 2016

Video shows interior and exterior shots of the Anas Ben Malik Mosque, also knows as al-Badriya Mosque, located in the al-Salmani area of Benghazi.

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Kobane Drone Footage Highlights (Trai...
Kobane
By Joe Lukawski
04 Oct 2015

Video shot between October 5 and December 10, 2015.
Drone footage showing reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish city of Kobane, on the Syrian border with Turkey. Workers and machinery remove debris in the areas that were destroyed during intense fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants. In the outskirts of the city, refugee camps were set up for people who fled Raqqa, the capital of the so called Islamic State.

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Internet Rights - TIME Magazine
Karachi
By The Centrum Media
31 Mar 2015

A few sample videos from the past few years. Nighat Dad has taught thousands of Pakistanis how to protect themselves. The overwhelming response is why Dad, a 34-year-old lawyer who used to practice criminal and family law, set up the Digital Rights Foundation in 2012. The not-for-profit organization educates Pakistanis, particularly young women, about how to respond to online harassment.

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Snorkeling
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
30 Jan 2015

Girl snorkeling at Siquijor Island in the Philippines.

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Motor Scooter
Siquijor Island
By Ralf Falbe
28 Jan 2015

Motor scooter on road on Siquijor Island, Philippines.

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Snorkeling
Apo Island
By Ralf Falbe
22 Jan 2015

Snorkeling at Apo Island in the Philippines.

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It's All in Lebanon (French)
Beirut
By Charaf
25 Nov 2014

2011
Beirut, Lebanon

Since the end of the Lebanese civil war in 1990, Lebanon has become a hot bed of both entertainment and news media production in the Arab world. Amongst the melee of risque Arabic music videos and luxury television commercials, the Shia political movement Hezbollah has proved to be one of the most media savvy institutions in the country, using film, television, music, and masterful political stagecraft to further its image in the minds of Lebanese and the international community. From the flashy music videos of Haifa Wehbe to the resistance videos of Hezbollah, this film follows the tumultuous post-civil war history of Lebanon through its fertile media industry.

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Apraham's Cafe: How Coffee Can Define...
Beirut
By Ahmad Mogharbel
12 Nov 2014

68-year-old Apraham is a Lebanese Armenian who lives in Naba'a a section of Beirut's famous Armenian Ghetto known as Bourj Hammoud.
Apraham has diabetes and has no other choice but to work at his little coffee "shop" under the Bourj Hammoud bridge in order to pay for his medications. He starts work every morning at 5am in order to catch the morning worker crowd and spends the whole day serving his customers.

Coffee making on the streets of Lebanon is a famous profession, not only because it is tradition, but also for the simple fact that it is a relatively easy and accessible source of income.

Apraham's friends are loyal customers, they come and hang everyday to check on him and watch the busy streets of Bourj Hammoud. Apraham has survived all of these years thanks to the people who still enjoy gathering around his freshly pulled cups of coffee.

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March on Islamabad - VICE
Islamabad
By The Centrum Media
31 Aug 2014

This month has seen the largest demonstrations against the Pakistani government in more than 20 years. Imran Khan, a professional cricket player turned politician, and popular cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri led followers in a "revolution march" from Lahore to Islamabad against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. VICE News was on the ground to witness some 200,000 people rally for democracy in Pakistan.

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Protected Areas
Madrid
By Victoria Herranz
14 Aug 2014

Can a government decide over the woman body?

Protected Areas explores the reaction to the spanish government’s propose to modified to change the abortion law for part of women than see limited their rights. Also, with an analogy between the woman body and the public area, it’s proposes the metaphoric relation between both than struggle area for the politic and ideologic dominant powers in the actual spanish society.

Protected Areas is a work of the spanish authors Victoria Herranz (Madrid, 1983) photojournalist, Jose Mansilla (Sevilla, 1974) anthropologist and David Cordero (Murcia, 1979) filmmaker. In collaboration with doSIguALes Producciones. The production process is completed in May 2014.

Edition: 23 September 2014. The Spanish Government can give up its reform’s propose. The Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón (reform autor) let up his position.

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Police filming protesters
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

Police filming protesters. Activists often post videos on social media to raise awareness about their cause. As a result, the police also started filming the protests in case protesters accuse them of brutality.

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Documentaries
Worldwide
By Mais Istanbuli
25 Nov 2013

TRANSTERRA is becoming more than just a marketplace where producers can showcase and sell their documentaries. We are a resource for archive footage, and a community that provides collaboration opportunities.

The documentaries shown here are part of TRANSTERRA's greater catalog of options. Full-length screenings are available for most, and you can access these by sending an e-mail request to [email protected].

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Editor's Picks 9 October: Africa Spot...
Africa
By Editor's Picks
07 Oct 2013

From a urine-powered generator invented by a 14 year-old in Nigeria to Fashion Week in Ghana, and from Pygmy communities to a business built on flipflop recycling, this collection of produced and raw footage offers a unique glimpse of Sub-Saharan Africa's rich and diverse human stories.

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Sexual Harassment, and he who faces i...
Egypt
By Norman Halim
07 Oct 2013

Award wining video on the influence of Egyptian heroes who stand in against sexual harassment and the impact they have on society.

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Occupation Has No Future
Israel
By Transterra Editor
04 Oct 2013

This film covers the character of Israeli occupation of Palestine. Documenting opinions not usually revealed from both Israelis and Palestinians. A behind the scenes look into how militarism and occupation is implemented in the mindsets of Israeli citizens at a young age. Powerful interviews with Israelis who were once soldiers that are now anti occupation and Palestinians who give personal accounts of life inside the occupation.
By: Upheaval Productions

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Child labour in Yemen (VO - Norwegian)
Sanaa
By dustweare
14 Sep 2013

Saleh Abdallah al-Raymi has been a labourer in the capital Sanaa since the age of seven. But his is, unfortunately, not an extraordinary case. He's one of more than a million child labourers in Yemen, and the numbers are increasing as the country is plunging deeper into its political and financial crisis.

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CHINA'S LOST GENERATION REUNITES
Luoyang, China
By Morten Luxhøi
16 Aug 2013

Between 1962-78, 18 million young urban Chinese were send to the countryside to learn farming. They were pulled out of school and torn from their homes. This generation is now known to many as “the lost generation," because they were deprived from education. Wu Jian Hua is one of them. She was send to the countryside at the age of 17, where she was deprived of food, not eating for days.

“When we were born a natural disaster hit, we didn’t have enough food. When we started primary school the Cultural Revolution began. We couldn’t go to school. Later Chairman Mao created the “Down to the countryside” movement, so we went to the countryside. When we had jobs the salary was really low. When we started our family the one child policy was enforced. Then we only had one child. When the kid grew up we were told to retire early. Nowadays the salary is high but we don’t have a job. We are the worst generation, we have suffered immensely”.

She reunited with her old comrades for an emotional 40-year reunion weekend, at the village where they were once forced to labor.

CHINA’S LOST GENERATION REUNITES (04.15 MIN)
VOICE OVER: 40 years ago Chairman Mao pulled Wu Jian Hua out of school and send her off to the countryside. Today she reunites with old friends from the farm. She jokes.
WU JIAN HUA: (00.15) “This statue of Mao symbolizes that we had to go to the countryside five years. The hidden hand on his back means another five years”.
VO: It’s estimated that 18 million young urban Chinese were relocated to the countryside from 1962 to 1978. The aim of Mao’s “down to the countryside movement” was to install the virtues of farm life in the youth. They were labelled the “educated youth”. Today it’s their 40 years reunion party.
WJH: (00.41) “Since I left Luoyang I have never been back. I have many friends here, whom I want to see“.
VO: China transformed dramatically the last 40 years. On QQ, a Chinese social media, the “educated youth” search and found each other and planned the reunion weekend. And this time they are here deliberately.
WJH: (01.04) “We had to go the countryside or we couldn’t get a job. I went unwillingly, I had to. Many people cried, acted out, we had to go”.
“Two years we were told that we had to stay at the farm forever. We felt hopeless. The farm became a mess. We didn’t work, we didn’t have a agricultural product, and no food. The director was chased away by us. Almost everybody left. Many bad things happened. Some attempted to commit suicide by lying on the railway”. (01.41) “I almost died on the farm. I didn’t eat anything for maybe three days. I was lying upside down on my bed. I was crying and crying. They immediately called the director. When he asked what happened I said only one word. Hungry. The director ran back to his office and found a piece of dry bread that had been left there for many days. It was hard as a stone. I couldn’t eat it. I don’t know where they found water, they put the bread in it for a while, then I ate it and became myself again. It saved my life. It is something I cannot forget”. VO: Wu Jian Hua suffered, like many others. During the great leap forward and the culture revolution hunger hit and killed millions. Mao’s “down to the countryside movement” was merely one of the many experiments Mao implemented.
WJH: (02.26) “When I look back there are many things I don’t even dare to think about. Sometimes the young generation don’t understand the elder generation. We feel very sad”.
(02.44) “Our generation is the worst and has suffered the most. We have experienced all the bad things that have happened in China. When we were born a natural disaster hit, we didn’t have enough food. When we started primary school the Cultural Revolution began. We couldn’t go to school. Later Chairman Mao created the “Down to the countryside” movement, so we went to the countryside. When we had jobs the salary was really low. When we started our family the one child policy was enforced. Then we only had one child. When the kid grew up we were told to retire early. Nowadays the salary is high but we don’t have a job. We are the worst generation, we have suffered immensely”. VO: Wu Jian Hua’s exile in the countryside lasted 4 years. Today 40 years later the nostalgia thrives and the joy of reunion is great. But Wu Jian Hua knowingly spells out what the four years at the countryside did to her.
WJH: (03.53) “Everything depends on education. If I had gotten a better education I would have lived a better life. It’s the sorrow of my life”.

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Blue Collar Syrians Relocate to the S...
Damascus, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
14 Aug 2013

People who have lost their shops have relocated what is left of their business to the sidewalks of Damascus, trying to make the most of it.

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Life Goes on in Damascus
Damascus, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
14 Aug 2013

Regardless of the bombing, the people of Damascus choose to live their daily lives without fear and remain in business.

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Economic Crisis in Damascus
Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
14 Aug 2013

Due to the displacement of the roads and the large scale economic crisis in the country, the prices of goods and services has increased drastically, resulting in a decrease in consumerism and trade.

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Cyprus Bank Affects Helios Airways Or...
Paralimni, Cyprus
By Vasia Markides
13 Aug 2013

This piece tells the story of the Koutsofta family who suffered the loss of their son, daughter in law and granddaughter in the 2005 Helios Airlines crash. With the recent economic crisis in Cyprus, a second tragedy has struck that particularly affects the life of their grandson, the only surviving member of their son's family.

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Aging with Regrets
Nairobi, Kenya
By Sam Charo
08 Aug 2013

An old woman worries about her aging without insurance and benefits. For a long time the Kenyan government had an elitist retirement scheme. One woman tells her journey on finding her daily bread and shares her fears for not having a sound insurance mechanism to shield her on her sunset years.

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Palestinians commemorate the Annivers...
Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
07 Aug 2013

On the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, hundreds of Palestinians returned to the Yarmook Refugee Camp to commemorate the day.

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Losing Karpas
Karpas, Cyprus
By Vasia Markides
27 Jul 2013

A piece about the Biologists Association and their work preserving the Karpas peninsula in the north of Cyprus.