Ethical Gold film – coming soon

Back from Uganda, and now in the editing process of the film about ethical gold mining, an African first!

Overlooked by many when they are buying a ring or even a mobile phone, the gold industry is archaic in it’s ethical approach, but now finally that is starting to change, with a new initiative that aims to improve conditions for miners, eliminate child labour, and eradicate the need for mercury to be used in the processing.

The story follows longtime gold campaigner Greg Valerio and local partner EWAD, as they visit the first Fairtrade gold mine and produce the first mercury free gold in the whole of Africa.

Here’s some photos from the project, full film coming soon…

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Harvard + MIT knowledge journey in Boston – film

Just arrived in Copenhagen where I’m going to be working with the great folks at the Collaboratorium and Network Affect for the coming weeks, including a session at CPH/DOX documentary film festival.

Here’s a piece we made in Boston back in October last year, now time to bring on the next phase.

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Tamo Junto Rio hip-hop photos in Vice

One of the key projects that I was working on this year in Rio was about the growing hip hop ‘roda de rima’ scene in the city, mainly in the peripheria of the city. Most nights of the week, young up and coming artists meet at self organized events, rhyming about the various issues that affect their lives, including Police violence, inequality, education, transportation, gangs and violence. Primarily a film project, to run soon, I have also been shooting a photo story on the subject, and this week in collaboration with John Surico and Angela Almeida, some of the photos from the piece and a great text were published in Vice.

Read the article here: http://www.vice.com/read/rio-brazil-rap-police-violence-roda-de-rima-protest-brutality

and here are a few of the shots that didn’t make the article but which are some of my personal favourites

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Google Local Guides Rio video

The Google local guides Rio guide video is now live! This was a great project to work on, another collaboration with Daniel Oxenhandler- showing some of the lesser know sites in Rio, and pleased to give this fantastic city, which has a special place in my heart, some more good press, as I think recently is has been lacking, don’t believe the hype! Millions of people live here everyday without getting Zika, getting shot, mugged or poisoned by the water.

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Favela Brass Olympic marathon video

The video I made with Daniel Oxenhandler / Network Affect, is now live on AJ+, it’s about a music school in a favela who have been doing their own Olympic marathon…

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Meanwhile, also happening in Rio de Janeiro

With the Olympics now in full swing, most of the city is either concentrating on having a good time, watching the sport, or trying to get on with their daily lives in the midst of it all.. Meanwhile, wedged in between the lively and popular ‘Austria House’ and Rio Sul shopping centre, the OcupaMinc collective have created a new space, a follow on from the Ministry of Culture, which was occupied for 70 days in protest of the cutting of this cultural institution, and making the statement Fora Temer – for interim President Michel Temer to step down, in the light of the impeachment of Dilma Roussef.

The new space is the Canecao – a famous music venue that hosted hundreds of national and international artists for their shows in Rio, a beloved place to many, it has been left empty for years, and now the aim is to breathe new life into the space, and use it as a place for independent cultural activities, discussion, protest. I’m currently working with John Surico and Angela Almeida on an article about the movement and the new wave of young activists in a politically instable Brazil, in addition to a collaborative film (more about that soon) Watch this space… Here a few shots from the opening night on Thursday:

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night.

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Chico Buraque at The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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BNegao playing at The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years.

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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