Trust Docs: Breaking Gender Stereotypes

China's Family Planning Rules: A Legacy of Invisible Children

Strict family planning measures were introduced in China in the late 70s and early 80s to slow population growth, including a “one child policy”. The latest national census in 2010 shows that China has 13 million unregistered people and most are children born outside the family planning rules. In 2016, the family planning rules were relaxed and the one-child policy was dropped. However, it is still unclear what this means for children who were born before the changes. This film tells three personal stories: Yang Zhizhu has a second child and campaigns against the family planning rules; Li Xue, 23, has spent her entire life unregistered because she is a second child; Liu Chunyan is a single mother with a daughter born outside marriage. It is an intimate portrait of three people who have struggled with the restrictive rules.


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Storytelling Across the Globe

Virtual reality experiences, comic books, and architectural mapping are all forms of storytelling being used by artists and activists around the world to raise awareness of social problems. From calling out sexual assault in India to documenting war crimes in Gaza, these modes of communication are connecting people to issues across the world.

The Resilience of Children

The future of our communities lies in protecting our most vulnerable yet most resilient members: our children. But often, children are the first victims of war and poverty. Many face horrifying events and live with the trauma for the rest of their lives. Despite this, some children survive these events to become leaders of their communities and voices for peace.

Between Stigma and Healthcare

Many communities around the world see disease and mental illness not as something to be treated, but as something to be feared. As a result, many suffering from curable conditions are stigmatized within their communities. But through education and organizing, some people are challenging these stigmas and addressing previously taboo health issues.

Green at What Price?

In the name of environmental restoration, the Ugandan government is expanding the country’s forest reserves in order to sell into the global carbon credit market. But this program comes at a high human cost as the state is displacing long established villages, forcing people to relocate, and jailing those opposing the program.

One Man, One City, Three Evictions

Rio de Janeiro has experienced several waves of development in the past century. For Altair Guimaraes the changes have affected him directly. Brought up in a favela, he has been evicted three times as a result of Rio’s developments. As Brazil tries to gain global recognition and increase tourism, locals like Altair are forced to relocate despite property titles. Now, their struggles are becoming a symbol of a global phenomenon.