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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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

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Updated documentary to mark 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel, the 1948 War, and the Palestinian "Nakba"

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KZYX, WGBH Radio Boston, WCAI / WNAN, WRPI and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Profile of Sandy Lanham, an "eco-pilot" who helps Mexican environmentalists track endangered wildlife. Winner of the 2002 Gracie Allen Award.

Bought by PRX Remix, The Nature Podcast, KXOT Public Radio, KPFA, and KVNF


  • Added: Apr 17, 2007
  • Length: 11:57
  • Purchases: 5
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In the jungle of Peru, an American anthropologist and an indigenous tribesman work against time to create a high-tech "cultural map" of the tribe's...

Bought by WBEZ, PRX Remix, and Documentary on One - RTE, Ireland


  • Added: Apr 16, 2007
  • Length: 09:43
  • Purchases: 3
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A successful Mexican-American writer travels to a garbage dump in Tijuana to meet a woman he knew as a girl there.

Bought by PRX Remix and KPFA


  • Added: Apr 13, 2007
  • Length: 19:11
  • Purchases: 2
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The story of a little-known US-sponsored program that removed 14,000 children from Cuba just after the Cuban revolution, as told by a woman who was...

Bought by PRX Remix, WBEZ, and WRPI


  • Added: Apr 13, 2007
  • Length: 16:59
  • Purchases: 3
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The story of a boy and his hero, baseball home run champion Hank Aaron, and an exploration of the hatred Aaron endured in chasing a white man's rec...

Bought by WXDU, KFAI, KISU, WNPR, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2007
  • Length: 16:54
  • Purchases: 8
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A Roma couple who married as teenagers campaign against child marriage.

Bought by WBEZ, PRX Remix, Documentary on One - RTE, Ireland, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2007
  • Length: 11:32
  • Purchases: 4
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An enormous grassroots network in Sri Lanka seeks to provide an alternative to conventional economic development.

Bought by PRX Remix, WBEZ, and The PRX Podcast


  • Added: Apr 11, 2007
  • Length: 10:59
  • Purchases: 3
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After generations of resistance, the Maasai of Kenya are looking to education as a way to keep their culture from dying.

Bought by WBEZ


  • Added: Apr 11, 2007
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 1
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A drug-treatment program on Oahu's depressed west coast uses traditional teachings to combat methamphetamine addiction among native Hawaiians.

Bought by WGDR and Documentary on One - RTE, Ireland


  • Added: Apr 11, 2007
  • Length: 07:49
  • Purchases: 2