BABIYACHOUR, Nepal—In this Maoist-run village, rural life is short and violent, 2004. With ever-increasing population density, soil erosion, and fewer resources, violence often erupts among villagers. Here, a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death by his neighbor after fighting about the rights to a tiny trickle of water to irrigate their adjacent potato fields. Such economic desperation enables the Maoist insurgency to flourish across all of rural Nepal.
Micha Bar-Am was filmed and interviewed only days before the war with Hezbollah. Here, he scratches the surface of his fifty-year career as he reflects upon the conflicts and anxiety around him. Filming every major conflict from Israel's foundation to the present day, Bar-Am tries to make sense of his country's history and the way it has intersected with his own dilemnas and conflicts.
In the Wake of Katrina
by Larry Towell
Between September 3-11, 2005, Magnum photographer Larry Towell and Mississippi novelist Ace Atkins set out to document the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—the worst natural disaster in US history. Driving from Bayou La Bartre, Ala. to Grand Isle, La., they encountered the victims of the storm and the horrible imprint it had left behind. This is what they witnessed in the wake of Katrina.