Daughters of the Sun
Daughters of the Sun, a documentary by Reber Dosky, premiers this week at the Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague. A tender and inspiring film about a group of Yezidi women and girls who were abducted as sex slaves by Islamic State and now have to rebuild their lives. With each other’s love and support, they find the strength to look forward again.
An Atlas of countries that ‘don’t exist’
Italian photographers Lavinia Parlamenti and Manfredi Pantanella are working on An Atlas of countries that ‘don’t exist’ which will cover ten unrecognized states. Their aim is to make a photo book with the five places they covered so far: Transnistria, Catalonia, Nagorno Karabakh, Northern Cyprus and Western Sahara.
Since 2012 German artist Valeska Peschke has been developing the long-term project ‘Amikejo’ (place of friendship in Esperanto). Under this name, Neutral Moresnet was proclaimed as an Esperanto republic in 1907. Valeska Peschke took up this fleeting utopia as a vision for Europe. Read more about the project on her website.
Post office on Chagos Archipelago stops sending mail abroad
In October 2021 “Sure updates” announces that the Post office of Diego Garcia, an island of the Chagos Archipelago, temporarily suspended the outbound postal service until ongoing discussions with the United Postal Union (UPU) are solved.
Subjectio: Online Storytelling
Exactly six years after multimedia journalist Pierre Crom witnessed the very beginning of the annexation of Crimea, Subjectio is launched: an experimental online storytelling project about methods used by superpowers to control and manipulate the representation of the truth.
The Reunion, 2018
Have a look at the project by the Dutch artist Vibeke Mascini that aims to reunite the two ‘summits’ that have been expropriated from Mont Blanc—during the first ascend in 1786 and the second in 1787, after being kept in different European museum collections for centuries, both far away from the mountain itself.
War in Ukraine
In War in Ukraine (Lecturis, 2017), multimedia journalist Pierre Crom has documented the highly explosive situation in the Crimea and the Donbas region between 2014 and 2016, when Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk declared independence. With his pictures, Crom brings us closer to the people who got trapped in the chaos of war.