Over 25 years after the ceasefire between the Polisario Front and Morocco, the Western Sahara still awaits the referendum that will determine its fate – independence, or unification with Morocco.
In the second instalment of Homeland Lost, Alan Gignoux looks at how the Saharawi of Western Sahara have been affected by occupation and displacement.
The ancient mountain forests of Appalachia are being felled. What remains is an eerie, barren, and lunar landscape of rough-hewn rock. In Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes, Alan Gignoux witnesses the devastating effects of mountaintop removal in America’s coal heartland.
Environmentalists have called the exploitation of the Oil Sands in Northern Alberta “one of the biggest global warming crimes in history.” And yet, the industry continues to thrive.
Oil Sands looks at the environmental damage, the booming local economy, and the ever-changing fortunes of the Albertan people. Speaking to people from across society, Alan asks them all one simple question: are the Oil Sands a blessing or a curse?