The tribes of the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia live in close contact with nature and the river they depend on. We explore how their ancestral ways of life are being threatened by the impacts of a mega-dam, climate change and a booming tourism industry, in this exclusive reportage.
What we googled in 2015
What did the world google in 2015? The answer is in this unmissable video that makes us look back on the past beautiful, intense 12 months.
What did we google in 2015? It’s December and it means that the world’s most popular web search engine released its annual video, an annual roundup of what happened around the world by analysing the most popular searches and the most viewed videos (YouTube is owned by Google).
It’s been a demanding and active year. The most common search was “How can I help refugees?” after the flows of people that decided to flee countries – like Syria – that are devastated by war, terrorism, and drought. The second one was “How can we overcome prejudice?” and is about hundreds of black people killed by US police forces that raised issues like racial discrimination. And it’s impressive knowing that many people wondered why there was an embargo between the United States and Cuba, now that the diplomatic relations have been restored. Like a confirmation it was a pointless blockade.
Then the terror attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the decision of the US Supreme Court of legalizing same-sex marriage, and the will to help Nepalese people after the dramatic heartquake (“How can we rebuild Nepal?”).
There have been more popular searches, such as the decision of David Letterman of quitting his talk show, continuously broadcasted since 1980, and the Italian video of 1,000 people in Cesena singing Learn to Fly to ask the Foo Fighters to make a tour date there.
The video ends with a message: search on. It’s Google’s call on people to keep looking for answers.
After 500 years, we won’t stop resisting. The Piaçaguera indigenous fight for land and identity in Brazil
The voices of native Brazilians outside the Amazon are rarely heard. We speak to Lucca Messer, whose documentary on the Piaçaguera indigenous portrays their plight – then and now.
The two web giants have been sharply criticised for spreading fake news that influenced the Trump-Clinton presidential debate. And now they’re taking remedial action.
Through dance, music, fashion and art, the documentary RWANDArt explores Rwanda’s growing creative industry through the stories of a new generation of creative entrepreneurs.
The NGO Action Against Hunger makes the sound of hunger in the Sahel audible thanks to a video that sheds light on what 5 million children feel with the arrival of the most difficult season of the year.
Theresa May’s much attended Brexit speech outlines the 12-point strategy for the UK to leave the EU, launching a rebranded nation: A Global Britain. The full speech here.
Tiger in Suburbia is WWF’s Christmas advert asking us to help keep tiger populations on the rise. Like a family welcoming a tiger into its home, it’s time to make space for this animal in our hearts.
Il discorso del re di Norvegia che è riuscito a diventare popolare perché sovverte lo stereotipo del monarca. 5 minuti di elogio alla diversità e alla tolleranza.
Filmmaker Matthew Cassel follows a family’s journey from Syria towards Europe, documenting the perilous voyage in six episodes.