Two 83-year-old friends are spending their holidays on their sailing boats, as they have for over twenty years. A short documentary about friendship, freedom and the fight against the weakness of old age. ...


Japan has the largest percentage of older people in the world, with 27.3 percent of its citizens 65 years and older. According to a government estimate, by 2025, Japan will face a shortage of 37,700 care workers. To fill the gap, robots of all shapes and...


Japan’s average life expectancy was the highest in the world, at 83.7 years, in 2015 according to the World Health Organisation, with men living to an average of 80.5 years and women to 86.8. But what’s the point of living longer if you’re not ...


Former drug dealer and ex-con James London, known as “Big Jim”, moved to Youngstown, Ohio, to find a larger place to live. The Idora neighbourhood where he moved had been devastated by the collapse of the steel mill in the 1970s and succumbed...


Sven Torfinn was commissioned by The New York Times to shoot stills and video for this feature. Jeffrey Gettleman examined the plans for a road that would bisect Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Environmentalists claim it will disrupt the Great ...


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 ...