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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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A mountain village in Peru – around 1930 (2)

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(Photo: common use)

Peru.

Misitu, the holy bull

“Quickly, Kokchi, run to warn Misitu.” The K'oñanis look at Kokchi with tears in their eyes, and then he's gone. He walks behind the farm, and then bent through the bushes in the direction of the gorge.


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A fishing village on the coast of Cuba – 1951

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(Photo: fabulousfabs)

Cuba.

The old fisherman

Quietly the boy opens the door of the hut. He almost can't believe his eyes. On the bed lies 'the old man'. Quickly he walks toward the man, and bends down near his head. Thankfully, he is still breathing.


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A village in Liberia – around 1860 (1)

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(Photo: John Atherton)

Liberia.

'He is not your enemy'

A group of boys of about twelve years old walk to the hut of their friend Halay, who is eating together with his parents. His father says, “Hey boys, do you know what Halay just said? That he will chew up all of you."


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A village in Liberia – around 1890 (2)

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(Photo: ladybugblue)

Liberia.

There is war in the air

“Let that man go,” Halay shouts, sparks coming from his eyes. Halay is a handsome man of about forty years old, with his first grey hair. He is a grandson of the founder of the village.


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A small Japanese island – 1954

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(Photo: Tetsushi Kimura)

Japan.

The sea god favours them

Radiant with happiness, Shinji and Hatsue climb the long stairs together. Two hundred stone steps lead through a forest to the top of a mountain on the island of Uta-jima, where the altar stands for Watasumi no'Mikoto, the sea god.


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More


     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
     The old samurai - a Japanese village – 1586 - film
     As free as a bird - an estate in Hungary – 1910 (1)
     Serf or free servant? - an estate in Hungary – 1912 (2)
     Bandits and assassins - a village in the north of Mexico – around 1890 - film
     Cured - a village in Anatolia, Turkey – 2015 - film


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Last update: September 2018-2.