During the most recent New York Fashion Week, several designers took the opportunity to make political statements with their clothing. Others, like Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, found that remaining true to her roots was a statement in and of itself. Tina Trinh reports from New York.
Films about the plight of refugees off the Italian coast and the Greek coast have been nominated for Academy Awards in two categories for documentaries; producers hope they will increase public awareness about the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean
National parks traveler Mikah Meyer continued his journey in the southeastern state of Florida with a visit to Dry Tortugas -- a chain of small islands in the Gulf of Mexico. The remote Dry Tortugas National Park is home to beautiful coral reefs, a vast assortment of bird and marine life, and a magnificent 19th century fort. The young traveler, who’s on a mission to visit all of the more than 400 NPS sites, shared highlights with VOA’s Julie Taboh.
Two documentaries on the plight of refugees off the Italian coast and the Greek coast have received Oscar nominations this year. "Fire at Sea," by Gianfranco Rossi has been selected in the Feature Documentary category and "4.1 Miles" by Daphne Matziaraki has been nominated in the Short Documentary category. VOA's Penelope Poulou spoke with Rossi about his film and how these documentaries bring public awareness to the refugees crisis in a tough political climate.