Stories about History from March, 2015
Colombia Past and Present: An Interview with Author William Ospina
Excerpts from the most popular segments of an interview with the writer William Ospina on history, perception, and cultural identity in Colombia and Latin America.
Community Tributes for Lee Kuan Yew Draw a Million People in Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's founding Prime Minister who ruled the country for more than three decades.
Lebanese-Armenian Protesters Trap Turkish Ambassador in Beirut Theater
Around 60 Lebanese Armenians trapped the Turkish ambassador to Lebanon inside a movie theater, protesting the Turkish Government's official stance denying the 1915 Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.
Film Documents Alleged Human Rights Crimes by Peru's Military in the 80s
Recovering Latin American historical memory and raising awareness of the atrocities committed in the past are crucial steps to take in order to ensure they are never repeated and that, instead, we continue to work towards strengthening our democracies. To that end, film can play a crucial role in compiling...
Liberia77: Liberia's History Through Photos
“Imagine life without photos. No smiling faces. No family snapshots. No record of your past,” says Liberia77, a project that documents Liberia's history through photos: When Canadian brothers Jeff and Andrew Topham returned to the war torn West African country of their childhood to re-shoot their father’s photos for a...
Watch John Lubbock's ‘Istanbul: The Politics of Architecture’
John Lubbock shares with Global Voices his newly made documentary on contested heritage and cultural legacies in Turkey's largest city.
Video: Campaign to Stop the Sale of Steve Biko's Autopsy Report
Artist and social entrepreneur Nomsa Mazwai (Nomisupasta) and some friends got together to collect signatures for a petition to stop the sale of Steve Biko‘s autopsy report. Watch the YouTube video of the campaign:
Outrage as ISIS Destroys Ancient Assyrian City
The looting and destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud by the radical group ISIS has been called a "war crime" by UNESCO.