Where I Can't Be Found
Sounds of Blikkiesdorp
Maryam Gabaeva Vahaevna
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film
2015 Film Grant Finalists
Going Home - Evicted from their home, an Indian mother pays 500 rupees a month to live and survive by a Kolkata railroad track where she cares for her 6 year old son and works to pay his school tuition.
Sounds of Blikkiesdorp - Life, resourcefulness and spirit in harsh temporary housing built to relocate the unwanted to the outskirts of Cape Town prior to the World Cup. Here music binds the structures, alleys and people.
Under Cane - Exposing social injustice in the sugarcane communities of Nicaragua, Chronic Kidney Disease of nontraditional causes has killed over 20,000 Central American men in the past 10 years.
Existence - The hard work and hard lives of a rickshaw puller, a ropedancer family and a garbage collector are portrayed in the hustle and vibrancy of Kolkata, eastern India’s megacity.
A Paradise - Exploring one family’s trauma and in turn an entire community’s search for reason and affirmation after the loss of their children from a child suicide phenomenon in a remote Cuban town.
Faces - Individual portraits of some masked and faceless protesters in central Kiev fighting for dignity against the Ukrainian dictatorship in late 2013 and early 2014.
Where I Can't Be Found - A day in the life of an ascetic as he wanders leisurely through an idyllic valley in southern India where this popular philosopher and sometime teacher accepts events as gifts of fate.
Survivors Ink - Branded with tattoos by her pimp, an Ohio woman starts a grassroots project to help formerly trafficked women like herself to cover up their marks with their own symbols of hope and recovery.