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: Marco Moreno Gonzales, Peru, Credit: Jon Miller
Jon Miller profiles a Peruvian man who has worked in textile factories since he was a teenager and who is now trying to open his own.

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


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sam Ahmedu, Nigeria, Credit: Jon Miller
Jon Miller profiles an NBA scout from Nigeria who scours Africa for talent.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, WBEZ, KRUA and more


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:33
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Romulo Greham, Honduras, Credit: Tomás Donoso
Claudine LoMonaco profiles a Miskito Indian from Honduras who nearly died as a result of his work diving for lobsters for the US market.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, PRX Remix, Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser), and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:48
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Blair Ghent, Canada, Credit: Chris Brookes
Chris Brookes profiles a Canadian oil worker and his wife who live apart for weeks at a time.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser), and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 08:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Chanta Nguon, Cambodia, Credit: Kris Boutillier
Rachel Louise Snyder profiles a former Cambodian exile who returned to start a silk factory employing local women.

Bought by PRX Remix and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Laowang, China, Credit: Cui Xinyu
Sandy Tolan profiles a driver for a Chinese express mail company whose real passions are his daughter and his pigeons.

Bought by PRX Remix, PRX to iTunes, Third Coast Festival/Re:sound (Outside Purchaser), and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Diana Ivanova Dimova, Bulgaria, Credit: Elena Nenkova
Sandy Tolan profiles an aspiring young pop singer in Bulgaria whose true love is traditional music.

Bought by PRX Remix, Marfa Public Radio, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 08:12
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tarek Haidar Eskandar, Lebanon, Credit: Kelly McEvers
Kelly McEvers profiles a fixer for journalists visiting Lebanon.

Bought by PRX Remix and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 07:28
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pedro Córdoba Valdivieso, Peru, Credit: Jon Miller
Jon Miller profiles a worker in a giant smelter in the Peruvian Andes who is suffering from an incurable lung disease.

Bought by PRX Remix and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 08:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Valdet Dule, 31, Kosovo, Credit: Dana Wilson
Sandy Tolan profiles a man from Kosovo who spends his days clearing landmines from the Kosovo-Albanian border.

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


  • Added: May 27, 2009
  • Length: 08:38
  • Purchases: 5