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They show the landscape where the story takes place.



Northeast Brazil – 1938

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(Photo: Rosanetur)

Northeast Brazil.

Father Sebastião

“I can see a lush green land, the horses are eating flowers, and the children are drinking out of rivers filled with milk.” Father Sebastião can preach marvellously.


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A small village in Japan – sixteenth century

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(Photo: Robert Izumi)

Japan.

Blinded

“Don't do it, Genjurō, think of me, think of Genichi, our little son. Stay with us. What will become of us, when the enemy soldiers come? Who will protect us? Who will help us to escape?"


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A small village in Massachusetts, United States – 1884

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(Photo: Myles Tan)

Massachusetts.

Silver lining

His heart pounds in his throat when he realises which girl is whirling through the hall. Ethan Frome, a tall, slender farmer, about thirty years old, with bright piercing eyes, has just arrived here.


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A fishing village on the coast of Sicily, Italy – 1867

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(Photo: vsig)

Sicily.

'What a miserable damn life!'

“My poor boy,” Grandpa tries softly, “what are you complaining about? You are healthy, you are a real fisherman, a professional, who can make a living. You can be proud of it."


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A village in Flanders, Belgium – around 1910

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(Photo: Hannes De Geest)

Flanders.

Houtekiet

Jan Houtekiet is the founder of our village Deps. He died a few years ago, but many tales are told about him. That's how we Depsers honour his memory.


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A village in Northern Italy – 1948

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(Photo: Marco Pulidori)

Italy.

A real friend

“Please, tell me why did you leave?” Nuto looks at me with his black eyes that are so dreamy sometimes, but now they are sharp. “Well, why does a person leave?” I answer. “I don't know."


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A hamlet in Northern Italy – 1941

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(Photo: Steve Harris)

Northern Italy.

The beast

Slowly the door of the room opens. With a pale face the young doctor comes into the kitchen. All eyes are on him. He has been busy for one and a half hours. “You can say goodbye to her,” he says quietly.


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A small village in Wales, United Kingdom – 1919

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(Photo: Henry Burrows)

Wales.

Gas masks

“Piss off, you,” says an elderly farmer with grey bristly eyebrows to Jim of the Rock. “No, no, really,” Jim insists, “thanks to me we won the war. Look here.” He pulls a wrinkled envelope out of his shabby dark green jacket.


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A small village in Vietnam – 1955 (1)

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(Photo: Biggs)

Vietnam.

Class analysis

“Please, listen to me, my dear sister Quê, it is time to put an end to it. Tôn may be your husband, but don't speak a word to him anymore!” Stunned, Quê looks at her brother Chinh.


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A small village in Vietnam – 1989 (2)

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(Photo: Pedro Alonso)

Vietnam.

Mayor Duong

“So, how is mayor Duong now?” Hàng finally asks the peasant who is sitting next to her. “Well, my girl, he has left for Hell,” he answers loudly. Then all the men start laughing hard.


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A mountain village in Peru – around 1930 (1)

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(Photo: Petr Meissner)

Peru.

The road

“Indians complete their road”, “300 kilometres in 28 days”, “Right through the mountains”; the headlines of the newspapers in Lima (the capital of Peru) keep on celebrating. The unthinkable has happened.


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More


     Misitu, the holy bull - a mountain village in Peru – around 1930 (2)
     The old fisherman - a fishing village on the coast of Cuba – 1951
     'He is not your enemy' - a village in Liberia – around 1860 (1)
     There is war in the air - a village in Liberia – around 1890 (2)
     The sea god favours them - a small Japanese island – 1954
     Forest Fire - a hamlet in New South Wales, Australia – 1914 (1)
     Failure - a hamlet in New South Wales, Australia – about 1935 (2)
     The crossing - a river in Iceland – 1879
     The founding of a union - a small village near a fjord in Iceland – 1921
     La Rosa Blanca - a hacienda in Veracruz, Mexico – 1920
     The reindeer - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1899 (1)
     Independent after thirty years - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1911 (2)
     Rich for a few years - a remote farm in the marshlands of Iceland – 1922 (3)
     Zapata, the beloved peasant leader - Morelos, South Mexico – 1919 - film
     A brawl, and a new insight - a village on the coast of Sicily, Italy – 1948 - film
     The old bull - a village in Ningxia province, China – 2016 - film
     The petty thief and his grandma - a village in Burkina Faso – 2017 - film
     Roast chestnuts - a village in Berry, in the centre of France – around 1790
     Wolves - a hamlet in Afghanistan – 2016 - film
     Little Fadette chuckles - a village in Berry, in the centre of France – around 1792
     'Do you think that money grows on trees in my garden?' - Southeast Nigeria –
         around 1910 (1)
     The disobedient girl - Southeast Nigeria – around 1910 (2)
     Line of demarcation - Korea – 2016 - film
     'Our reindeer are your reindeer' - mountain region in the north of Sweden – 1930s - film
     The angel and the sailing ship - a valley in Ireland – 1846
     The olives are ripe - refugee camp in Jenin, Palestine – 1953
     The basis of my life - a village in Cameroon – 1958 (1)
     Revenge - a village in Cameroon – 1958 (2)
     Happiness and sorrows - Pakistan – 2014 - film
     Paradise and hell - a hamlet in Colombia – 2014 - film


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Last update: November 2018.