Skateboarders in Cuba

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Excerpt from Havana Skate Days (2017), a feature-length documentary about Cuba and its current struggles told through the story of Havana’s nascent skate scene. The film follows Yojany Perez, a young, talented skateboarder trying to grow extreme sports in Cuba, and his … Continue reading

Environmental Disasters in Oklahoma

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Excerpt from TV investigative documentary The Naked Truth: Wasteland (2017) When President Trump chose Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, he tapped a politician renowned for his hostility towards environmental regulation. As Oklahoma’s Attorney General, critics say that Pruitt often … Continue reading

LGBTQ Activist in China

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Excerpt from TV investigative documentary The Naked Truth: China Queer (2017). For China’s LGBTQ, the surveillance, intimidation, and even imprisonment of advocates is often coupled with stigmatization at home in a country whose national pride rests on 4,000 years of … Continue reading

Transgender Women in Detention

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Part of an investigation into the US immigration detention system and their policy of locking up transgender women with men. Full investigation at Fusion. This project was awarded the GLADD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism and a National Association … Continue reading