In hostile political climates, we need “guerrilla archivists” to smuggle materials to safety
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psMUVOSAIw4If you're planning on popping the question this year, you're probably in the market for some jewelry. And we realize you might be too busy crafting the perfect proposal to research the pedigree of your engagement ring. That's why we do the legwork for you in our latest video Transparency.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B_RK61NI1QTeaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as easy as ABC.LEARN MOREDesign That Matters
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGT-0ibPCMkHeroin makes Lou Reed feel like Jesus, and it won't leave Guns N' Roses alone, but how does it end up here in the United States? We take a look at the global opium trade from the poppy fields of Afghanistan to a shady street corner near you.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhL95GGmXCYThe United States is the number one per capita consumer of corn in the world. Don't recall stuffing your face with thousands of ears of corn last year? As expounded in The Omnivore's Dilemma, King Corn, and Super Size Me, high fructose corn syrup and other derivatives work their way into everything from Wonder Bread to Big Macs. Add to that corn grown for ethanol production, and you're looking at one corn-obsessed culture.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S8XekSrSuEIn rural Africa, women spend 26% of their time fetching water, often walking for miles with heavy buckets balanced on their heads. That's time that could be spent going to school, working outside the home, or teaching their children. The Hippo Water Roller eases the burden by allowing women to transport five times as much water with much less physical effort. In our latest LOOK video, we examine the impact of the rollers on one village in South Africa.LEARN MORE hipporoller.org