Homelands Productions

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Homelands Productions is an independent non-profit journalism cooperative specializing in radio features and documentaries. Its mission is to illuminate complex issues through compelling broadcasts, articles, books and educational forums, and to foster freedom of expression and creative risk through the media arts. Since its founding in 1990, Homelands has reported from 56 countries, produced seven major series for public radio, and won 22 national and international awards.

Series

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3 Pieces

Documentaries and feature reports on social, economic, legal, and environmental issues from the US-Mexico border.

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2 Pieces

Groundbreaking series of documentaries chronicling the loss of land and culture among indigenous people and others across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caption: Metal worker, Peru, Credit: Santiago Bustamante Mujica
29 Pieces

WORKING is a series of intimate, sound-rich profiles of workers in the global economy. It was broadcast as a special monthly feature on Marketplace Radio between 2007 and 2009. WORKING won the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Radio Feature Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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4 Pieces

International first-person documentaries reflecting perspectives of ordinary citizens, revealing human truths beneath the surface of daily events.

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31 Pieces

Worlds of Difference is a six-hour limited series that uses sound-rich features to explore the impact of global change on local cultures worldwide.


Pieces

Caption: Agus Laodi, Indonesia, Credit: Kelly McEvers
Kelly McEvers profiles a small-time pirate who robs ships in Indonesia's Strait of Malacca.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KFAI, HowSound, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes and more


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:47
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Raffaella Mangiarotti, Italy, Credit: Laila Pozzo
Jon Miller profiles an Italian industrial designer who puts new twists on ordinary household objects.

Bought by 'The Sea', PRX Remix, and PRX to iTunes


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:51
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Samanta, Azerbaijan, Credit: Kelly McEvers
Kelly McEvers profiles a transgender sex worker from Kyrgyzstan who works in the oil boomtown of Baku, in Azerbaijan.

Bought by WDBM, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, KFAI, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:27
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Whyman Richards, Canada, Credit: Aaron Beswick
Janna Graham profiles a lifelong fisherman from northern Newfoundland who gathers ice from passing icebergs for a novelty bottled water company.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WRPI, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, and KUOW


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mohmen, Pakistan, Credit: Gregory Warner
Gregory Warner profiles a teenager from a village in rural Pakistan who works in a dead-end job in a tannery in Karachi.

Bought by WBEZ, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:21
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Nigeria, Credit: Jon Miller
Jon Miller profiles one of the most prolific directors in Nigeria's booming Nollywood home video industry.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, WMNF, WAMC and more


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Hussein Ralib Esfandiari, Dubai, Credit: Tamara Abdul Hadi
Kelly McEvers profiles an Iranian trader who ferries goods in a wooden dhow from Dubai across the Persian Gulf to Iran.

Bought by PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:39
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Wahid Khan Habibula, Saudi Arabia, Credit: Kelly McEvers
Kelly McEvers profiles an Indian cargo agent whose job is to repatriate the remains of foreign workers who die in in Saudi Arabia.

Bought by PRX Remix, WBEZ, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Chloé Doutre-Roussel, Credit: Kate Malone
Jon Miller profiles an eccentric French woman whose job is to travel the world tasting chocolate.

Bought by KFAI, The Story, Prairie Public, PRX Remix, KUOW and more


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Gordana Jankuloska, Macedonia, Credit: Dana Wilson
Sandy Tolan profiles the thirtysomething interior minister of Macedonia, whose job is to clean up her country's notoriously corrupt security forces.

Bought by PRX Remix, WBEZ, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 3