In this stylized piece, Marie Mainil shares a series of sketches of her recent experiences in Brazil. Drawing on the philosophy of Jean-Paul Lederach, Marie places his moral teachings in the context of a place where imagination meets the real world. We see how in museums, schools, and favelas, Brazilians are finding creative ways to overcome harsh realities.
Americans can be very generous under the right conditions. After the Haitian earthquake this year, total donations to help rebuild the devastated island amounted to more than $2 billion. Indeed, Americans are fine if a significant portion of their federal budget goes to foreign aid. Actual lending amounts, however, don't measure up to the public's expectations. Marie Mainil and Jeremy Worthington investigate American giving abroad.