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Bamako chicken

4 minutes

Street food in motion: a chicken’s journey from coop to plate in Bamako, Mali

From market to street food stall, director Habib Yazdi’s Bamako Chicken follows a day in the life of a boy from Mali’s capital city as he buys, cooks and sells chickens to support his family.

Director: Habib Yazdi

Video/History

An African-American revolutionary and fugitive reflects on decades of exile in Cuba

13 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Automation & Robotics

If we are what we do, how can we stay human in an era of automation?

7 minutes

Video/Music

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

10 minutes

Idea/Cultures & Languages

The unexpected benefits of getting lost in translation

Edward Gibson

Essay/Stories & Literature

Readers of the world unite

How markets, Marx, and provincial elites created world literature to fight both empire and nationalism

Martin Puchner

Video/Sports & Games

How Gaelic sports became a cultural binding force in Ireland’s most diverse town

15 minutes

Idea/Stories & Literature

This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory

Lynne Kelly

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Talking gibberish

The study of languages has long been prone to nonsense. Why is linguistics such a magnet for dilettantes and crackpots?

Gaston Dorren

Video/Sports & Games

Looking like time travellers from a bygone era, sumo wrestlers gather for a competition

3 minutes