Spreading roots

The Human, Earth Project is growing. It grows slowly at times, almost imperceptibly, yet has never stopped spreading across the globe. Sometimes it circles all the way around to find me again. Recently, I was wading through a muddy jungle on a tiny island in the...
This is it

This is it

Two weeks ago, I announced a unique, once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity in the mountains of northern Vietnam. I’d like to thank everyone who helped spread the message, and those of you who came forward with the many excellent applications. The position...
Listen up

Listen up

Updated 22nd and 31st JulyA lot of ventures fail after their first three years. After three years, it seems, many of them run out of funding, out of favours, and out of friends. It’s all the more difficult when your work was never designed to make a profit, just...

Keep my composure

It hasn’t been the best of times. In mid-May I fell ill for a month – and just as I was recovering, I fell ill again. It’s been physically exhausting, and left me sapped of strength. Even when I’m sick, even when I’m tired, I work. I push...

Back to reality: Citizenfour

Laura Poitras does not make beautiful documentaries. She doesn’t use slick titles, clever little animations or gorgeous music. Poitras doesn’t appeal to your heart: she goes straight for the brain. She won’t win you over with a convincing narration...

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