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Cuba after Castro

  • International
  • Politics

CUBA - Everyone has an opinion about Cuba, but in 'Cuba after Castro' Lode Delputte shows what is really at stake. Cuba's future is inextricably linked to its self-proclaimed glorious past. No reasonable person would doubt that Fidel Castro's time is long gone. Even the political elite in Havana have come to understand that today's revolution is but a glimpse of what it used to be.

'A Licence to Kill': the Dirty Legacy of Asbestos

  • Health

Asbestos is the perfect model of a substance mined, industrially exploited and widely marketed as a miracle material without proper research into its long-term effects on health. Indeed, it went on being promoted long after it was recognised as dangerous. 

La fille du Grand Monsieur

  • History

Emma Dardenne, a widow living alone in Brussels (Belgium), was born in Rwanda in 1908 from a Rwandan mother and captain Heinrich von Bethe, a German officer on post in the German colony at that time. Despite the age of 95 and accompanied by her daughter Paulette and her grandson Manu she decides to revisit Rwanda to finally give them clear proof of her childhood stories.

After Years of Walking

  • Conflict
  • Education
  • Youth

After the genocide of 1994, the Rwandan government temporarily suspended history from the school curriculum. The characters in After Years of Walking - children, teachers, genocide killers, students and historians - all find themselves in an uncertain zone between the old history and a new one.

After Years of Walking

  • Politics
  • Education
  • Conflict
  • Youth
  • Art

After the genocide of 1994, the Rwandan government temporarily suspended history from the school curriculum. 

Foster Parents Plan's Mysterious Ways

  • Family
  • International
  • Politics

When freelance photographer Karl Deckers realised he had not received any Annual Progress Reports about his foster child anymore for the years 1999 and 2000, he looked through the reports from 1992 to 1998. To his surprise, each year's report seemed to be more or less a copy of that of the year before. Deckers decided to go and have a look at the situation himself.

World Music on Three Continents

  • Art

The popularity of world music has been on the rise in recent years. But often the countries of origin of the musicians in question are only in the news because of wars, disasters or economic crises. The story behind the music, the importance of it in society as catalyst for messages of development or warnings against AIDS, is never told.

Epilogue of a Cycling Era

  • Sport

GHENT - 'The Farm', is literally an old Belgian farmhouse outside of Ghent. From the seventies onward it was the operational base for young promising international riders. Michael Tvardovskiy lived at The Farm for eight years, after deserting the Ukranian army. When he got deported from Belgium, both this story and the Flemish cycling era came to and end.

Italian and European weapons in Yemeni conflict

  • Conflict
  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Organised crime
  • Terrorism
  • Trafficking

The first bomb hits the village of Deir al-Hajari in north-western Yemen on October 8, 2016 at around 3 a.m. The air strike kills a family of six: a pregnant mother, her husband, and four children. The survivors watch as their homes are destroyed by the air raid.