Leather from Bangladesh is in great demand at fashion houses from Italy to Hong Kong, but it comes at a cost; toxic waste and sickness in the tanneries of Dhaka. Blackbeard takes a look inside.
A year after the Rana Plaza tragedy, Blackbeard investigates the hidden cost of fast fashion in Bangladesh. We teamed up with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to explore the human toll of the worst garment industry disaster in history.
Deep in the wilds of northern Myanmar’s Kachin state a brutal civil war has intensified over the past year between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). We investigate why the conflict rages on, despite the political reforms in the south that have impressed Western governments and investors now lining up to stake their claim in the resource-rich Asian nation. Debuted on Al Jazeera’s People & Power on October 4,...
Hidden deep in the Southern California desert is an eccentric do-it-yourself, rent-free squatters’ camp that lives beyond the reach of electricity, running water or the law. Blackbeard posts up in a trailer for 2 weeks to go off grid with the locals. Reported for TIME Magazine.
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The Longest War: Afghanistan after the Taliban
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7pm.
Arbor Cafe- 4210 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA
Eleven years after the Taliban was ousted, the war in Afghanistan has surpassed Vietnam as the longest in US history. With media attention elsewhere and foreign armies preparing to leave, we look at where the country is headed and what it means for a people scarred by decades of conflict.
Please join us for a casual discussion and film screening with veteran journalists who have covered the story from the ground up.