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These days when everything seems to have stopped because of the Covid-19 emergency, InsideOver still takes you around the world with its in-depth reports.
That is where we have been in the past weeks and we will be taking you to new locations soon.
South Korea is the country that has managed the Coronavirus emergency best. How come? It has been able to isolate infected people, even making extensive use of technology, but it has also kept the borders with China open, allowing the economy not to stop. The result? The virus has been (almost) eradicated. But there are also some dark sides, as this report tells us.
But it’s not just the Coronavirus emergency. Africa, in fact, is struggling with the largest locust invasion in the last seventy years. Farmers are bent double under the strain and there is a risk that a new famine may hit several African countries. “If these locusts are not stopped there will be a famine for several years. We sold the proceeds from the last harvest to send our children to school and now we don’t have any food,” one young woman tells us. Now farmers are calling for the Kenyan government to intervene. Will that be enough?
Mexico is a land where blood and drugs flow through tropical paradises, with metropolises and villages nestled in the mountains. The narco cartels control many areas of the country and the numbers between dead and wounded are those of a real war. Many cities have turned into veritable sanctuaries of drug trafficking, while others such as Acapulco, are turning from a pearl of tourism into an oasis of death. There are entire cities where drug lords now rule courts where people’s lives and deaths are decided. National and local authorities are experiencing enormous difficulty and many areas of the country are in desolation. Some communities are rebelling, especially those of the native Nahuatl people, whose children are enlisting to fight the incursion of drug cartels onto their land. This is a report that is not to be missed. Here’s the exclusive trailer:
Ancient villages and ultramodern cities. China is the country of extremes. Attached to its traditions, but always looking into the future. Communist, at least on paper, and yet also the center of the new capitalism. China has one particularly high-tech challenge. Here, many kids dedicate their lives to video games, but they often become addicted to them. For this reason, the government in Beijing has created real re-education centers — marked by military-style discipline — to combat ludopathy and, at the same time, forge the top cadres of tomorrow’s party. Now the Coronavirus emergency has widened this problem and several associations are reporting that some boys — no longer bearing the burden of video game addiction — are likely to commit suicide during the quarantine.
The Coronavirus emergency forced us to shut ourselves away for over a month in our homes. Closed off, unable to see anyone but those who live with us. But there are also those who are always forced to live — for their entire existence — isolated within close-knit structures. This is what happens inside care facilities in Belarus, where children with physical or mental problems are taken and forced to live until they come of age. When they turn 18, some of them will get out. But the impact of growing up this way is not always easy and many end up in dangerous situations or are imprisoned for crimes and become inmates. But there is also hope . . .
Greece, Albania and Macedonia
A journey to discover a new way of looking at things. It is the look of the photographer, of those who patiently wait to capture an epiphany in a shot, a moment that will remain forever imprinted on film. Three-time World Press Photo winner Ivo Saglietti, is the protagonist of this journey through Greece, Albania and Macedonia. A journey made of looks, expectations, meetings, smiles, discoveries. This unique reportage is especially for those who love photography but also for those who love trips to discover themselves.
War for oil, popular discontent and the South American Great Game. We went to Ecuador where we investigated what the roots of the protests that burned down the country in recent months really are.
Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Japan
From Hiroshima to Chernobyl via the Semipalatinsk shooting range. Three cities, three countries and one fate: devastation from nuclear tragedy. On August 6, 1945, American planes dropped two bombs on an exhausted Japan. The result was a massacre. “Suddenly a blinding light came on. My father immediately pushed me under the desk and covered me with his body,” recalls a survivor. The end of the Second World War, however, launched a new challenge: that of nuclear supremacy between the US and the USSR. The result? The polygon in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, still continues to claim victims among those who have been exposed to radiation. And finally Chernobyl, the power station that demonstrated the fragility of the Soviet Union and which represented one of the most serious threats in recent decades.
In secular France we are witnessing a truly singular phenomenon: the spread of evangelical Protestant movements. The surge is attributable not only to faithful devotees, but also to gifted gurus capable of brainwashing their followers. But who are these charismatic shepherds? And what it is like inside their megachurches? You will find the answers in this report from the suburbs of Paris.
Iran, Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan
Allah, Muhammed, Habibi. These names are scanned in the silence of the night in the streets of Iranian Kurdistan. All is silent, and a new world, which is rising to the sky is about to open. It is that of the dancing dervishes, who keep millenary secrets which Valeria Gradizzi has immortalized in her reportage: “It will be a few shots, only to get lost in, because I finally understand the reasons for their dance and that ‘even the Soul, if it wants to know itself, must look into the Soul.'”
All this is for you and thanks to you.
All this because, now more than ever, we think it’s important to tell people about what is happening across the world.
We are in a world that doesn’t stop, a world full of contradictions — of good and bad things. It’s a world that now seems to be going backwards but we — along with you — want to keep discovering.