At a small coma clinic, parents of ill children support and help each other in their time of need. They live with their children in their hospital rooms, spending invaluable hours talking and being with them. Friendships emerge between the carers and ...


The European economic crisis of the late 2000s hit Spain hard. Due to a toxic combination of billions of euros worth of bad loans held by Spanish banks, and a real estate bubble that burst in spectacular style in 2007, Spain’s economy now faces ...


Payasito Nochi (aka Nochi the Clown), had a difficult childhood. Neglected by his mother, he turned to drugs at an early age in the decaying social landscape in which Guatemala has been mired over the past decades. The name Nochi comes from his nickname ...


Mexican priest Alejandro Solalinde, despite multiple death threats over the years from both gangs and government authorities for his work to protect Central American migrants, is now campaigning for the right to a free transit permit for those travelling...


Spain is a diverse country, but police disproportionately stop and search people based on their racial, ethnic, or religious appearance. Research shows that ethnic profiling has a profound and long-term impact on individuals’ sense of belonging. In...


For Salvadoran women who suffer a miscarriage, the physical and emotional trauma of losing a child can be the start of a life-changing ordeal consisting of poor medical treatment, arrest without recourse to legal advice and imprisonment for up to 40 ...


Footprints follows Elisavet Ticona, a migrant from the countryside living with her four daughters in a deprived area in El Alto, Bolivia. After separating from her husband and living in harsh conditions with her daughters she eventually entered the ...


A short film for South African NGO Khula Foundation, describing the charity’s work and impact in 19 schools in the Zulu heartland, supporting thousands of children and, by extention, their communities. ...


“It’s been six years. It feels like yesterday.” Almost a thousand people enter Mexico daily, heading for the US. Some never make it – they are kidnapped, imprisoned or killed along the way. Each year, in a bid to find their lost loved ...


The unexpected story of a young mother who commutes from Mexico to the US every day. Karla Nutter is one of thousands of dual citizens who straddle a line that members of their families are barred from crossing. This is the story of her daily commute. ...


A short documercial film shot in Mexico following Phil Martin on his search to find the best producers for his tortilla factory in Ireland. Blanco Niño makes awesome, authentic and naturally gluten free corn tortillas from beautiful nixtamalised and ...


Marielle Franco, a Brazilian politician and LGBT and human-rights activist, was killed in March 2018. While coming to terms with the death of her partner, Monica Benicio continues the fight to give a voice to those who are deemed disposable in Brazil: ...


Brazil and soccer: the two are practically synonymous. In a country with over 200 million people, everyone gets a chance to play, including the blind. For Andre de Souza Carlos, soccer provided a fuel to keep fighting after he lost his vision. During ...


Papua New Guinea’s rainforests are being torn down at an alarming rate, and the people whose lives depend on them are facing intimidation and abuse when they try to speak out, says Global Witness.​ One of these activists, Paul Pavol, received this ...


The Cerrado, the Brazilian savanna, is the world’s oldest tropical biome. It covers 25 percent of Brazil’s land mass, in the central part of the country. But it is being cleared two times faster than the Amazon. Despite its richness, the Cerrado ...


Bewley’s Team & Coffee, an Irish beverage company founded in 1840, and its supplier SOPPEXCCA, a cooperative of growers, in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Filmed and edited by Eduardo Martino. zuppafilmes.com 2018 ...