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Teenage prostitution, boys for sale, child labour and emergency rations … GoSee presents 'A world in distress', a film and book project by Patrick and Dennis Weinert. GoSee wishes you a merry Christmas !

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Brothers Patrick and Dennis Weinert from Rheda-Wiedenbrück are just 20 and 22 years of age, photographers and filmmakers and travelled to three of the world’s poorest countries this year: Burkina Faso, Haiti and Nepal. They contribute to a social documentary photography donation project that deals with poverty in a global context – as you can see in their video here on GoSee.

The brothers documented human trafficking and prostitution in Nepal, child slavery on Haiti and the search for water in Sahel (amongst others) during their travels. They got sick in Burkina Faso, went on patrol with the UN in Haiti and had to be very brave. Marius Schreiber’s press release states: ‘they looked into the abyss on many occasions, faced enormous danger and experienced something that hardly anyone in our society, let along anyone their age, ever experiences.’

The result of their journey will be published as a photo ‘A World In Distress’. The Weinert brothers funded this project via a crowd funding campaign and the proceeds from the book sales will be put towards helping people in these countries. worldindistress.com


About - Dennis and Patrick Weinert:
Dennis & Patrick Weinert (born ’92/’94) are photographers and filmmakers based in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, Germany. After completing their studies in 2012, they began producing commercial and documentary media projects with their startup company Weinert Brothers. "We are Dennis and Patrick Weinert, freelance filmmakers and photographers, and since January 2014 we are working on our first documentary photography and charity project, which deals with the issue of poverty in a global context. With exemplary anecdotes and photo essays from Burkina Faso, Nepal and Haiti, we want to show the various facets of extreme poverty and shed light on the practical implications of the development aid system and advancing globalization. The goal of our project is to raise awareness of the circumstances that inhibit progress and development in the poorest countries in the world, by using a crowdfunding campaign to finance the distribution of our photo book. All profits generated by book and art print sales will be donated to the aid organizations Maiti Nepal, Restavek Freedom and the Katrin Rohde Foundation’


About - Katrin Rohde Foundation:
Katrin Rohde Foundation maintains a variety of facilities for the accommodation of vulnerable children and teenagers and provides them with social and medical assistance. Burkina Faso’s population not only has to suffer from extreme economic and climatic conditions, but is also affected by the conflict in the neighbouring country of Mali. The increasing threat of terrorism and the rampant Ebola epidemic in West Africa further deepen the economic crisis. Disability projects, the operation of an agriculture school and a multi-generational farm are also part of the foundation’s activities. katrin-rohde-stiftung.de