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Kenya 2012
Early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: conflict of culture and evolution

Aerial imagery


The following videos are examples of aerial imagery done in various places in Asia. Available in ProRes format, 2k (2048×1152, 29.97 or 60fps), 1080 or 720p.

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  • Regularly operate in the most difficult conditions with minimum assistance, some in the context of GlobalRoots humanitarian research or survey missions, some as assignments
  • Embed in Afghanistan with ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) and Afghan Air force
  • Chase Somalian poachers with Kenya Wildlife Services ranger
  • Camp in Cambodian wilderness for humanitarian missions
  •  Explore China/Tibet and Kenya remote and sensitive areas in search of humanitarian heroes
  • Crossed Africa Sahara, explored western Africa in military trucks
  • Surveyed Sishuan’s earthquake devastated areas to assist victims
  • Crossed Cardamom jungle in Cambodia on motorcycle
  • Pioneered Solar cooking with GlobalRoots in 20 Kenyan communities
  • Researched and documented Female Genital Mutilation and early mariage
  • Researched, planned, negotiated and sustained green houses in water-deprived zones to produce tomatoes
  • Raised schools with minimal budget in education-deprived plantation areas
  • Brought community awareness on water quality and impact on health
  • Researched, planned and installed solar-powered lamps in Tibet and Kenya
  • Researched and planed establishment of vocational schools in Kenya and Afghanistan
  • Worked with Kyila, founder of Kikikids.org, on setting up a kindergarten for blind children in Lhasa/Tibet
  • Some of the results of these projects an be seen on http://www.Globalroots.org
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  • All media produced is public domain, can be used with prior authorization and reference to the author and/or GlobalRoots.org.


Northern Afghanistan, 2010
Orphans of Russian, Taliban and Opium wars. Different weapons, same victims: the children

Western Tibet, 2011.
Abandoned at 4 by a death and mute mother unable to sustain a child, XiaoPinguo did not speak a word for 2 years. Care, sustenance and love finally overcame her trauma. Today she can sing.

War on FGM – 2015

2015 will see the new making of feature documentary with a professional crew, on location in Kenya. This documentary will bring bring the refugees sheltered in Carole’s home back to their tribes. This can be alleviating the long fought issue of early marriage and female genital mutilation. More soon!

Maasai warriors

This assignment was about investigation on Female Genital Mutilation and Early marriage in this area of Kenya. I spent time with the Maasai herdsmen and warriors. Few of them are still hunting freely as they did, as they live in or at the border or Maasai mara national park. The Kenya Wildlife services is struggling […]

The village’s surgeon

She is 75, and has been doing this for 30 years. She has cut clitorises and labia of countless girls. The procedure is barbaric and unsafe. Every December, girls ready to marry are gathered and line up outside her hut. One by one, they lay on a cow skin, and are mutilated with a razor […]

Traditional healers of Cambodia
The last generation of community doctors using water, python oil, saliva, betel-nut and more to cure villagers.

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