The Healing Faiths-The portraits
Kiev, behind the barricades
Western leaders have urged the President of Ukraine to pull back his forces after 25 people were killed in fighting between anti-government protesters and police in the capital.
Since November 2013, thousands of Ukrainian protesters have taken control of Independence Square, and occupy many of the government buildings in the centre of the capital Kiev.
Initially, the protesters gather
Detroit. The silent city
Detroit was the first city in the world forced to file for bankruptcy. In 2008-2009 the industrial recession in the U.S. delivered the final blow to the economy of the city, whose fragility was due not only to the economic crisis of several sectors, but also to bad financial management. Even before the bankruptcy, mistrust toward Detroit was already widespread, and no entrepreneur would invest her
Africo. The death's street
Africo is a small Calabrian village by the Ionian sea where an invisible and silent tragedy is taking place. There is a street where people die of cancer more than anywhere else: Via Matteotti, known among local people as the "death's street". It is only 300 metre long and its death rate is incredibly high: 35 out of its 80 inhabitants are affected by cancer and 20 of them died in 2013.
Nogales. Low-cost dentists
Koali lives in Alaska but her dentist is in Nogales, Mexico. She flies to Tucson whenever she needs a visit or a dental care and simply walks across the border. She travels for 4,000 kilometres, but she saves quite a lot of money every time. Thousands of US citizens do the same every year: they travel to Mexico for their dental care or to buy low-cost prescription drugs. They call it health touris
Crystal Meth Drug
Crystal Meth is a totally synthetic drug which comes in the form of white crystals. It can be sniffed, smoked in a glass pipe or injected. It is considered one of the strongest and most harmful drugs ever, as addiction comes right after the very first dose. Physical degradation sets in fast. The substance provokes blood vessel contraction, teeth fall, appetite vanishes, the heart suffers irreparab
Dj Waleed shouts "Yalla, c'mon...!!!" mixing Arabic and English. This is his battle cry ever since he started working in Tel Aviv clubs in the 1980s putting on Bob Marley and Michael Jackson songs. Today Waleed Abu Abdo, better known as Dj Waleed, who is almost 60, is still Gaza's most famous disk jockey. He is still very busy and in his small store he has taught the art of selecting music to all
The Healing Garden
Every now and then Elizabeth McNulty opens a box on the top shelf above her washing machine and inhales deeply. The scent is unmistakable as she pulls out the pacifier and leg braces of her son Dan and wonders what could have been. Dan lost his battle with the disease, his short life was spent for the most part being pumped full of expensive and heavy pharmaceutical drugs with serious side effects
Deck 4 - I have a dream
"Msc Splendida" is one of the many cruise ships sailing around the world these days. It can host more than 3,200 passengers and 1,300 crew members. And while cruises are a fast growing business and represents a very meaningful part of the holidays economy, very few of us know about what's happening behind the curtains of such a complicated mechanism. Who are the people working hardly everyday behi