Isle of Kihnu – “Women’s island” is the nickname of Kihnu. “The last matriarchate,” Google lapses. Nobody mentions men. They stay invisible in the wings of women’s lives. An island with only women. That can not be true. It is not true either.
Isle of Harris – Always mentioned in one breath with Lewis. Lewis & Harris. As two explorers from a past century. But Harris is not going anywhere. It has been in the Scottish Outer Hebrides since time immemorial.
Greenland – Ittoqqortoormiit, a tiny spot high on the map of the Greenland east coast. It is one of the most remote places on earth. No roads lead to it or leave it. 350 people live there surrounded by 1,200 polar dogs. But those 350 happen to be the happiest people in the world, they say.
Brazil – Fortaleza is one of the most violent cities of the country. We wondered what an event like the Olympic Games brought the people. Who did benefit? Did the women benefit? Or the children? Did anything change at all?
Iceland – They cherish desolation, even seek solitude or never leave the quiet bay where they were once born. It is not that they do not like people, it’s just that they prosper in tranquility and silence. Nevertheless life can be harsh when shops, schools and fish factories are closing down.
Iceland – The raven skims past the young arctic fox who is chewing on a piece of grass. Out of the corner of his eye, he keeps a close watch on the large bird. Suddenly he leaps up and like a young dog heads the raven, who playfully flutters in front of him.