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  • Little Miss Kung Fu
    The schoolgirls of Shaolin Epo Wushu College have little time to play with dolls. In their boarding school, they live by a tight schedule and strict discipline. Every day they train to fight with knives and swords. Living a Spartan lifestyle, they...
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  • Little Miss Kung Fu
    Little Miss Kung Fu
    The schoolgirls of Shaolin Epo Wushu College have little time to play with dolls. In their boarding school, they live by a tight schedule and strict discipline. Every day they train to fight with knives and swords. Living a Spartan lifestyle, they...
  • The happiest people on Earth
    The happiest people on Earth
    North Koreans say they’re the happiest people in the world. Their great leader is like a father who takes care of them and all their needs. They’re told that he’s made their country the most powerful and economically developed on...
  • New Orleans, in the heat of the night
    New Orleans, in the heat of the night
    New Orleans, famous for its French quarters and colonial houses, was totally destroyed after Hurricane Katrina. The rebuilding of its black quarters has been neglected and the city lies in ruins. The lack of interest in these areas has caused anger...
  • Delay, Deny, Hope You Die
    Delay, Deny, Hope You Die
    Thousands of American soldiers returned from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan with severe illnesses. They are not the victims of ruthless enemy warfare, but of decisions made by their own military commanders. These soldiers were sickened by...
  • Revolution: 100 years young
    Revolution: 100 years young
    In October 1917, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seized power under the banner of socialism and set out to build the world’s most equitable society. Today, capitalism prevails everywhere. Crushing inequality and poverty is rampant...
  • USA: Louisiana, Prisons of shame
    USA: Louisiana, Prisons of shame
    Louisiana holds the world record for rate of incarceration – 10 times higher than in Germany, and three times higher than Iran. This unenviable record is due to a particularity of the southern state: in Louisiana, the majority of prisons are...
  • Beijing opera: Reality and eternity
    Beijing opera: Reality and eternity
    Peking opera is a specific type of Chinese theater that relies heavily on gestures, movements, and even acrobatics. Its music is not story-specific and can fit most productions. The theatrical art form evolved from street performances retelling...
  • The poetry of Chinese carving
    The poetry of Chinese carving
    The art of engraving is an essential part of Chinese culture. Masters of this craft carve intricate works depicting China’s flora and fauna, its architecture, and the life of its people on a variety of materials, including bamboo, wood, and...
  • Gone with the wing: Wingsuit addicts rethink BASE jumping after 3 tragedies
    Gone with the wing: Wingsuit addicts rethink BASE jumping after 3 tragedies
    For over 25 years, six friends pushed the limits, making the most challenging BASE jumps imaginable. No building was too tall, no jump too risky, no environment too extreme. Zooming through canyons in wingsuits like birds in flight, the daredevils...
  • The meat lobby: Big business against health?
    The meat lobby: Big business against health?
    In 2015, the WHO listed one of the additives in processed meats as carcinogenic. That same additive was nearly banned in America in the 1970s – until lobbying from the meat industry discredited the scientists. We reveal how, to impede or halt...