Allan Hills lives in the ruins of Detroit, The Motor City of the World. His home is the abandoned plant where the world famous luxury car, Packard, was once made. Packard was the biggest factory in the world, housed in this 325,000 square metre ...


They work on their knees, eight hours each day, in a cave not higher than three feet. The coal miners of West Virginia have one of the hardest blue collar jobs in America. Hard.Land is a multimedia project – a journey through Blue Collar America to ...


Rose Thompson is 25 years old and lives with her one year old daughter Alyah and her husband Josh in a 64 square feet (6 square meter) room in a an apartment block in in West Chicago. “My wage is 8,36 dollar per hour. I am not even close to being able ...


The city of Gary, Indiana has lost half it’s population since the 1960s. Photographer Chuck Waller takes images of building he remembers from his childhood which are now ruins. “The only thing you can keep is your memories.” Hard.Land ...


Greenland’s vast natural resources, ranging from oil and gas to uranium, rare earth and iron ore, have remained largely inaccessible under thick layers of ice, making them too difficult and expensive to extract. But with a receding ice sheet and ...


John Bryant lives beside the Rouge River. The area is cluttered with chemical factories and oil refineries. “This area looks like a dump. People are dumping trash, oil, furniture and everything else in the streets. A lot of the houses have been ...


Nine year old Tyshawn Lee was shot at the end of 2015 in Chicago’s South Side, an area with one of the highest murder rates in the US. “Chicago glorified violence since Al Capone” says Derek Darren. “You think of Chicago, you ...


The firefighters of Detroit are among the busiest and toughest in the world. On a single shift which lasts for 24 hours, Jim Curry and his men can go from one fire to another for hours. Detroit has over 60,000 abandoned buildings. All too often, they are...


The fabricators at High Steel Structures are building the new America, with their own hands. And they’re proud of it. In Williamsport, Pennsylvania the rust belt and blue collar America is not down and out. It is thriving. Hard.Land is a multimedia...


The growth of US industry and the middle class – even the development of Detroit, “Motor City”, itself are all down to the work and ambition of the Ford family. Once upon a time, Detroit put the world on wheels. Now, after the ...


Jesse Boggoss received the Medal of Honor and 15 other medals for his service in the Vietnam War. He killed more people than he can count. Jesse now lives by himself far up in the mountains of West Virginia in a house full of weapons and in a body full ...


Every morning Reece wakes up on the couch in a tiny flat in Easington Colliery, a small town in the North-East of England, where hes temporarily lodging with a friend. His first port of call is the chemist, where collects his daily dose of methadone. ...


The red phone box, or Kiosk No. 2 to give it its official name, is as iconically British as London's black cabs and the Royal Family. Since the 1980s, however, it has been falling into decline, first through the privatisation of British Telecom and ...


The Sweating Subject is a series of group portraits of tribal chiefs and their courts. All of the group portraits also include Jan Banning, the photographer. All the subjects are members of the Gonja or Dagomba tribes in the Northern Territories of ...


When Adam Patterson moved to London and began taking pictures of London gang members, he struck up a friendship with a gang leader called Vipoh (aka Jean-Claude Dagrou) who headed up a crew known as the Loughborough Soldiers. Patterson has been tracing ...


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Oanh, a young woman in Vietnam, needs regular dialysis but can’t pay for the treatment from her meagre salary as a tea seller. While a tiny minority of people have become rich in the country, the gulf between them and the majority of the population...


A short film about the arrival of First Quantum Minerals mining company in a small village in Peru and the negotiations about access, water use and other effects of mining between the company administration and the miners. ...


In the Siberian state of Yakutia, the exploding number of wolves is impacting indigenous livelihoods. Meet Ion Maxsimovic, the region’s best wolf hunter. ...


Poaching of protected animals for their tusks and other body parts is funding militia in many fragile states and governments like Gabon are becoming increasingly alarmed by the threat posed by wildlife trafficking to national security. Rebel groups, drug...


E:XILE follows the story of Dlshad Othman, a Syrian digital security expert and human rights activist hiding in Ireland. From a small village outside Dublin, Dlshad works around the clock to ensure the safety of activists and journalists on the digital ...


The House of Culture of the Blinds in Yerevan, Armenia, has stood almost empty since the fall of the Soviet Union due to a lack of funding for disabled people. Many disabled people are now reconnecting with the world and finding employment through the ...


The Mwanmba family – Congolese refugees living in Bujumbura, Burundi. “Hidden Lives – The Untold Story of Urban Refugees” is a photo project and exhibition that was produced collaboratively between the International Rescue ...


In 1876 the explorer Henry Morton Stanley first encountered the Lualaba River in what is today the Democratic Republic of Congo. Stanley was convinced that the Lualaba was connected to the great Congo River which the Portuguese had first sighted 400 ...


2011 Manchester United vs FC Barcelona final watched by supporters in a traditional English pub in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...


Everywhere and every day women have abortions. This is the story of Maria from Montevideo, Uruguay. Maria speaks of the stigma attached to abortions in her country and her experience of having an abortion after an accidental pregnancy. The film is part ...


This film follows a group of friends who commute together to work in Warsaw. About 500,000 people commute into the Polish capital every day. Part of a series of short films about life in Warsaw, the Polish capital. ...


Ekon Association in Warsaw is a recycling plant that provides jobs for people with learning difficulties or mental health issues who would otherwise find it difficult to get work. For those who are often excluded from society, work is ‘A ...


Wika Szmit is 74 years old and a pensioner. Three times a week she runs discos at the Bolek club in Warsaw. Part of a series of short films about life in Warsaw, the Polish capital. ...


‘Jodie’ is a film about life in Warsaw seen through the eyes of a foreigner, an American living on a socialist-era housing estate and figuring out a way to be happy in Poland. Part of a series of short films about life in Warsaw, the Polish ...


The best call centre consultants are like doctors – they look beneath the skin of a client to determine the best way to sell him a product. Over 200,000 Poles work in 1,500 call centres in Poland. Call centres get commissions from companies that do...


On 13 March 2017 the discovery in Sierra Leone of the world's 14th largest diamond ever found was reported around the world. At 709 carat it is also the second largest ever seen in the country. The man who found it is pastor Emmanuel Momoh assisted by ...


Now I am a Refugee tells the personal and moving story of Mazen, a Syrian refugee who arrived on the Greek island in the summer of 2015. Mazen is a powerful storyteller and as he takes us through his journey, he reflects on his past and on his future as ...


The diagnosis of cancer in anyone we love is a terrifying prospect, but we probably least expect it in our children. Three families at very different stages of this journey share their experiences of this life-changing ordeal. 13-year-old Julie Farum ...


In Northern Italy, one of the most delicate crafts has survived both industrialisation and globalisation. The hand-built violin is a huge success for the city of Cremona, where past and present comes together in a lucrative niche business. Meet 32 year ...


Two Danes, one mountain, one dream. Panos photographer and filmmaker Christian Als and his friend Lee Z. Berg climbed the majestic Ama Dablam mountain (6856m) in Nepal together. The mountain is often described as one of the most spectacular mountains in ...