Exploitation in Paradise: Spain's Hotel Maids Rise Up | ARTE
Documentary for ARTE and ZDF flagship doc' series "Re:" - Episode Directed, Filmed and Edited by Christopher Bobyn
Bosnia's 'invisible' children of rape demand rights
DW's Christopher Bobyn reports on children born to mothers who were raped during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995. Conceived in violence, they grew up marginalized. Now in their mid-twenties, some of them are fighting for recognition.
Crisis in Catalonia: a society divided | DW Documentary
The move to postpone Catalonia's independence has not done much to calm tensions in the region. DW reporter Christopher Bobyn meets with a regional MP who supports independence, and a young man who favors a united Spain.
CNN's Great Big Story - Ending Malnutrition in Tanzania, Starting at School
For O’Brien School for the Maasai teacher Saphi Yohana, growing a garden isn’t just a nice thing to do—it’s a way keep kids in the classroom. Most of the school’s students come from the Maasai tribe, once an exclusively nomadic people who traditionally eat milk, meat, blood and fat. By providing two veggie-based meals a day, the O’Brien School is now greeting energized, happy students each morning and sending them home each afternoon to spread a passion for produce.
Ukraine War Report - Yourope Magazine | ARTE (French)
Christopher Bobyn reports from the frontline in Donetsk and in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, where young men and women are volunteering to fight in Ukraine's war.
A Syrian Burial in Turkey (Yayladağı, Hatay)
Featured on the GUARDIAN MIDDLE EAST BLOG - On August 4, 2012, the bodies of five Free Syrian Army soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Syria were brought over the border into Turkey to be buried near their families - refugees in the Yayladağı refugee camp.
CNN's Great Big Story - The Loch Ness Watchman: Hunting Nessie for a Quarter Century
The Loch Ness Monster is one of our most enduring myths. People have sought to uncover ol’ Nessie’s secrets for 1,500 years. But only one man has devoted his life to learning the truth … and living alone in a van by the loch to do so. Meet Steve Feltham, Nessie’s full-time watchman since 1991.
Fighting to fight: Equality in the bullring | DW Documentary
Bullfighting is a defining symbol of Spain. For Conchi Rios, it’s about artistry and expression. She’s one of the few professional female matadors in Spain and she’s up against a sexist industry.
CNN's Great Big Story - This Is Where Your Wine Corks Come From
Uncorking a bottle of wine after a long day is one of the few true pleasures in life. But ever wonder where that small cork—aka the last thing standing between you and your favorite red—comes from? In Portugal, there’s a long and rich history of harvesting cork trees. Harvesters strip trees of their bark by hand, using a process that makes certain the tree remains alive and healthy. The method is so difficult that harvesters begin learning the trade from a young age, keeping up a skill passed down through the generations.
CNN's Great Big Story - This Man Built a WWII Fighter Plane by Hand
It’s one thing to build a model airplane as a kid, but to recreate an entire World War II fighter plane (that flies!) piece by piece? That’s some real DIY magic. When Martin Phillips, an English tool shop owner, received a single rivet from a WWII Spitfire as a 40th birthday gift, it changed his life. His challenge: to rebuild the iconic aircraft from the one piece. Amazingly, he did it.
Syrian Refugees in Hatay, Turkey
Featured on the GUARDIAN MIDDLE EAST BLOG - While over 65,000 Syrian refugees are officially registered in Turkey, an unknown number of refugees, estimated by aid groups to be equal to those registered, are living outside of Turkish Red Crescent camps. They live in abandoned Turkish homes, or hastily prepared communal housing.