Around Town for Children for Aug. 2-8

Films and television are often derided for anthropomorphizing animals. This may be a valid criticism, but how do you avoid seeing humanity in the wild when the wild can seem so human? Take the feathered cast of “Penguins,” the new Imax film at the American Museum of Natural History. This 40-minute documentary from Atlantic Productions […]

In Mauritania, Modern Day Slavery And Health Inequality

A view of refugees walking at the Mbere refugee camp on May 3, 2012, near Bassiknou, southern Mauritania. “They never took me to the doctor when I was ill.” These are the words spoken by Merieme Mint Hamadi when asked about her life as a slave. Merieme, one of an estimated half a million people […]