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Honor the treaties

14 minutes

Native Americans are still very much here, struggling for dignity

A short, powerful film that captures the journey of photographer Aaron Huey as he reveals the sufferings and struggles of the Native Lakota people of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. At first, Huey sees Pine Ridge as just another bleak place to take pretty pictures, but after getting to know its people and history, he comes to see the reservation a POW camp, ‘where one day, the guards walked away.’ Eric Becker’s film reminds us that art can make us care about the lives of those we might rather forget. All photographs used in the film are ©Aaron Huey.

Director: Eric Becker

Producer: Scott Everett

Video/Music

What happens when rock stardom doesn’t quite work out?

10 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Human Rights

Free speech is vital to human flourishing, but it’s in a decade-long slump

5 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

On the US-Mexico border, loved ones on both sides can see each other but cannot touch

12 minutes

Essay/History

Les Anglo-Saxons

Not just American or British, the Anglo-Saxon is a mirror to Frenchness: the country’s alter-ego and most feared enemy

Emile Chabal

Video/Law & Justice

What is Mother’s Day to a child whose mother is in prison?

8 minutes

Idea/Race

How ‘white people’ were invented by a playwright in 1613

Ed Simon

Essay/War & Conflict

Don’t look away

Photography came of age amid the wars and atrocities, as well as the humanitarian aspirations, of the modern world

Jeremy Adelman

Idea/Cities

This striking feature of Manila makes it an emblematic global city

Nancy Kwak

Video/Cities

In the shadows of high-rises, Shanghai’s small neighbourhoods struggle to survive

13 minutes