So much has changed since we last met. First we had the devastating overturning of Roe V wade in the United States and now it has emerged that the refugee crisis or the number of those displaced by war, has risen to over 100 million people for the first time in modern history.
A fact we became aware of through the work of today’s guest. A documentary filmmaker, photographer, activist and eco-feminist.
Alice Aedy is also co-founder of Earthrise Studio, which just turned two years old and we were struck by the work Alice does, most recently camping on the outskirts of a small Polish town to set up a studio and document the displacement caused by war, for National Geographic.
Her work brings a certain sense of rawness, edginess, but above all of real humanity to subjects that are too often shown as one-dimensional, and her portraits of refugees capture much more than just human struggle, they convey the real humanity not only of the struggle, but also of the defiance, strength and grace of those caught in one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time.
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Jo Youle is a creative audio specialist in Ibiza, running podcasting courses and radio making workshops. As a freelance journalist, reporter and newsreader for the past 23 years, Jo has hosted everything from news and current affairs programmes and podcasts to her very own Saturday night dance music show called The Remix.Jo Youle Instagram
As a music journalist in London for BBC 6 Music, Jo spent years in muddy fields reporting from festivals like Glastonbury and the red carpets of live events and award ceremonies, but since moving to Ibiza, she has focussed her attentions more on her personal passions and the wellness and ecology side of audio making, like her own show, The Reset Rebel.
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