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Death by a Thousand CutsFeature

A park-ranger's brutal murder opens the way for a journey into the depths of the illegal charcoal trade in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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The Battle for LandFeature

THE BATTLE FOR LAND delves deep into the complexities of mass displacement pushing us past prevailing ideas where displacement is seen as an aberration of war...

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UprootedFeature

UPROOTED explores the plight of Noris Mosquera, one of the more than 1 million Afrocolombians violently displaced since 1990.

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Death by a Thousand CutsFeature Documentary

A Dominican Republican park ranger's gruesome murder leads to a journey into Dominican-Haitian charcoal trafficking, mass deforestation, and escalating human conflict on the border.

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Co-Directors: Juan Mejia Botero & Jake Kheel

Producers: Ben Selkow & Jake Kheel

Behind the Scenes

The Battle For LandFeature Documentary

THE BATTLE FOR LAND delves deep into the complexities of mass displacement pushing us past prevailing ideas where displacement is seen as an aberration of war, and progressively revealing a more intricate and terrifying picture. It is above all a journey deep into the heart of uprooting and the dark side of progress.

UprootedFeature Documentary

UPROOTED explores the plight of Noris Mosquera, one of the more than 1.5 million Afrocolombians violently displaced since 1990. Her son dreams of leaving the refugee camp for a burgeoning soccer academy in the city of Bogotá, and Noris will do all she can to make his dream a reality. Through her plight, we delve into the tragedy of uprooting and discover the power of resilience. 'Uprooted' is a beautifully detailed tale about struggle and resistance; a bittersweet story of loss, love, and dreams.