[Covid Essays] 84

As wait to get my second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine there is a sense of optimism in the room. Conversations revolve around meeting friends, the Euro 2020 championship final, traveling abroad and a sense of relief that maybe the pandemic is coming to an end. This same week my 84-year old father suddenly succumbed to Covid back home in Venezuela where he did not have the opportunity to get vaccinated or even access to proper medical care.

SOBRE|vivientes. Vendedores Informales. Serie Fotográfica [ESP/ENG]

San Cristóbal, Venezuela. A través de la serie SOBRE|vivientes presentamos perfiles de venezolanos haciendo frente a la complicada crisis económica, social y política del país. Desde cada uno de sus ámbitos de acción, las personas presentadas en la serie muestran perseverancia, ingenio y optimismo frente a la adversidad, demostrando cómo el espíritu de lucha venezolano seContinue reading “SOBRE|vivientes. Vendedores Informales. Serie Fotográfica [ESP/ENG]”

Directus Cortos | Corto A1 | Camino A Caracas

¿Cuanto tiempo te toma llegar al trabajo o escuela? Este corto captura partes del recorrido usual para habitantes de asentamientos informales en las afueras de Caracas. Su viaje hacia la ciudad suele durar más de 2 horas e incluye más de 4 diferentes medios de transporte, sólo para iniciar su día de trabajo o escuela.Continue reading “Directus Cortos | Corto A1 | Camino A Caracas”

At The Start Line: The Venezuelan Presidential Revocatory

San Cristóbal, Venezuela. Under the midday heat, approximately 600 people are waiting in line, not an unusual feat for an average Venezuelan nowadays. Today, however, they are not waiting to purchase groceries, toilet paper or car parts, they are waiting to sign a national petition to execute a revocatory referendum against President Nicolás Maduro. According toContinue reading “At The Start Line: The Venezuelan Presidential Revocatory”

No Medicines, No Treatment, No Hope

Capacho, Venezuela. Since four in the morning people with different ailments, physical disabilities and their family members have been gathering in a small hospital in Táchira, Venezuela, a bordering state with Colombia. Because free mobility between the two countries was severed seven months ago, we are hoping to receive an administrative authorization which will allowContinue reading “No Medicines, No Treatment, No Hope”

Venezuela: A Week In The Lines

San Cristóbal, Venezuela. How long does it take you to buy groceries? For Venezuelans, this has become a rather difficult question to answer. Nowadays, many medium and low-income citizens find themselves waiting for hours in order to buy rice, toilet paper and many other essential goods. And it does not stop with groceries; medicines, carContinue reading “Venezuela: A Week In The Lines”

Venezuela’s Politicized Border

Dear readers, Please check out an article we wrote for the International New York Times Opinion Section where we discuss the Venezuelan government’s aggressive shutdown of its border with Colombia and how this has affected residents. Thank you, Directus International.

Digital Storytelling on Scarcity in Venezuela

How long does it take you to buy toothpaste? For Venezuelans, this is a lengthy answer. You have to account for the amount of people outside of the store. And inside. Also, you have to take into consideration the day of the week in which the ending of your Venezuelan ID is allowed to purchase regulated goods, which variesContinue reading “Digital Storytelling on Scarcity in Venezuela”

Unwelcome. Chapter 4: Neglected Groups

Through our documentary series “Unwelcome” we have discussed some of the aspects of the systemic injustices committed against individuals experiencing homelessness in the state of Arizona. Whether it is the false claims of eradication of veteran chronic homelessness or the discrimination against prospective employees based solely on their homelessness state, we have taken a profoundContinue reading “Unwelcome. Chapter 4: Neglected Groups”