In contemporary African wars women continue to play a variety of crucial roles, and yet they remain invisible to the world. Only a handful of researchers and journalists have appreciated the importance of women in these conflicts, and the way in which gender stereotypes continue to mask their involvement.
This is the incredible story of Kibomango, the Congolese national boxing champion. He is a former child soldier who marched 2,000 miles to Kinshasa with the forces of Laurent-Desiré Kabila to unseat dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997.
Zé left his Cape Verdean fishing village for a better life in Sweden. Years later he returns to find his village transformed, the beach where he once played football had disappeared. His family now digs sand from the ocean floor to sell as cheap concrete, because fishing no longer puts enough food on the table.
Porters of the Inca Trail
Leoncio Monteagudo is a porter on the Inca Trail to the ruin citadel of Machu Picchu in southern Peru. Working conditions are deplorable, but the porters have organized in a struggle for basic rights. Porters of the Inca Trail shows the famous adventure trek from an indigenous perspective.