Building a Better Future, One Bike at a Time

In front of a small storefront in Berlin’s lively Neukölln neighborhood, Yunus and Talu Tüntas are hard at work. It’s sunny and hot out, but that doesn’t seem to phase the two brothers, or their young apprentices, who are huddled over Yunus as he tightens the screws on a bike that the team are currently upcycling. It’s the middle of a long July afternoon, the … Continue reading Building a Better Future, One Bike at a Time

Take Light: An Elegy to Nigeria’s Dirty Energy Habit

A new documentary by filmmaker Shasha Nakhai tells the human story of Nigeria’s energy crisis and how people adapt in times of need. Take Light showcases a community in Port Harcourt struggling with the complex realities of an over-taxed electrical grid. The film follows Martins, an electrical lineworker who daily faces the ramifications of local residents illegally taking power from the grid. Nakhai does not paint … Continue reading Take Light: An Elegy to Nigeria’s Dirty Energy Habit