Horaci Garcia Martí | Videojournalist | Based in Barcelona, Spain | +34 673317745

Emptying Ukraine’s Orphanages

by horacigm· September 20, 2022· in · 0 comments
https://graphics.reuters.com/UKRAINE-CRISIS/ORPHANS/dwpkrxzwwvm/index.html Here are some sequences of the complete piece that you can find in the link above.   At the #Odesa Orphanage-Boarding School four months after #Russia invaded Ukraine, an air raid alarm sent nurses in white coats hurrying residents into a basement beneath the kitchen. The dozens of children who remained have not found alternatives among their relatives and will soon be evacuated. On our visit, the workers where doing their best to ensure care. But they are the last ones left. Among them was Tanya, a slight 12-year-old who favours a pink sun hat and despite all tension, nerves and noise around her, she falls asleep in the arms of her caregivers, oblivious to everything.   Thanks to great and efective colleagues to chase all the pieces @edgardpix @joannaplucinska @stefanibern @sarahslo @palamarchuk25
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A young Senegalese music producer is digitising one of the largest back catalogues of African music in the world. Binetou Sylla’s father founded the African label Syllart Records and discovered some of the continent’s biggest names. Until the project began, much of the music from the legendary label had only been available on vinyl records and CDs. Binetou wants to make this forgotten heritage the future of African hip-hop. A story for the BBC World Service.
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Jamilla fled Gao alongside thousands of others in 2012, when extremist groups occupied the northern Mali city. She is among those who has come back after years to rebuild, and uses her skills as a nurse to help the city to heal, despite ongoing insecurity in the region. A story for UNHCR in Mali.
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This is a city living with scars. Many are visible, some are not. For Gao’s residents, life changed the day armed extremist groups stormed their city in 2012, driving an estimated 80,000 people to flee with their families, some to other parts of Mali, others to neighbouring countries. For those returning, the well has been vital. Complete story with Don Murray for UNHCR here: https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2019/3/5c90f91f4/bringing-life-city-mali-ravaged-war.html
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These makeshift wooden bikes, known as “chukudus”, are a vital part of the economy for young people in the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia
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BBC News Celestin Mahinda and his team of scientists constantly monitor the Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Based in the nearby town of Goma, they have saved lives by warning local communities of impending eruptions. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia Producer: Charlotte Attwood
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Congolese dandies, or sapeurs as they are known, have gained a global reputation for their flamboyant fashion style. But Barbara Yves, a resident of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, says you do not have to be a man to join the Society of Ambience-Makers and Elegant People. Being a dandy, she says, is in her blood.
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More than half of women in Kenya have been harassed on public transport, Anita Nderu is one of them. A piece for 100 Women series. Videojournalist: Horaci Garcia
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DR Congo miner risks all for copper

by horacigm· September 06, 2016· in · 0 comments
Emile is an artisanal minor from Katanga, DR Congo, working in copper mines. A portrait of one of the hardest jobs on the planet. A self-authored piece for BBC.
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The sport of surfing may not be the first that comes to mind when you think of Senegal, but one man is hoping that is going to change. A BBC’s self authored piece shot and edit in July 2015.
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