BORN IN THE FLOWER
Mexico is one of the leading producers of Amapola flowers. This is a small source of opium whose gum is used to make heroin. Although its cultivation is illegal, many farmers who are remote in the mountains, do not have the choice to grow this famous flower. Lack of financial means, difficulty of transport access, almost non-existent health system, insecurity, these communities had to adapt to survive in illegality.At a time where the new Mexican government is thinking of legalizing its culture, a look at the daily lives of these workers of the earth.
THE LAST GUAQUEROS OF EMERALD
On the Boyaca land in northwestern Colombia, there is a village descended from the Green War named Characo. Famous for its emerald mines, the government sold the majority of them to American and Canadian factories, at the expense of locals. In response to this phenomenon, some communities have preferred to illegally pursue the research of the famous stone in the nearby mountains.
They are called "guaqueros".
PETICIÓN DE LA LLUVIA
The first days of May in the infamous state of Guerrero, Mexico, the neighboring villages of the city of Zitlala celebrate the arrival of the rainy season with "the petition of lluvia" (petition of the rain). This indigenous community organizes fights between teenagers, men and women.
One motto: "a drop of blood for a drop of rain"
STANDING ON THE RUINS
On the night of Thursday to Friday, September 8, 2017, an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 hit Mexico.
His epicenter is located in Juchitan, reporting on the organization of the population of this city after the natural catastrophe having caused more than 100 deaths.
DANCE TO TRANSFORME ONE'S LIFE
Honduras is considered as one of the most violent country in the world by the UN. This report is made in Tegucigalpa, its capital where the streets of poor neighborhoods sweat violence and poverty. There is a fragile youth but full of life, struggling to get out of this climate of constant insecurity. Faced with this hostile context, some of them found an escape route, the antidote to urban violence: ballroom dancing.