N-Map Explores Partnerships for New Project in Mexico

N-Map recently returned from an exciting trip to Mexico City, where we began to lay the groundwork for a new project with the MacArthur Foundation to innovate in the use of video and other new media in court documentation, advocacy, and implementation of domestic and international human rights laws.  As the Mexican criminal justice system… Read More N-Map Explores Partnerships for New Project in Mexico

N-MAP Voices: Vanessa Gigliotti on Equal Access to Health Care

Meet Vanessa Gigliotti.  We interviewed Vanessa through our work with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest on the issue of segregated access to health care in New York.  Vanessa is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor, diagnosed at the shockingly young age of 27.  She is now 36 years old. Vanessa’s initial encounter with… Read More N-MAP Voices: Vanessa Gigliotti on Equal Access to Health Care

Protecting Slum Communities in Lagos – Two Arguments, Two Visual Approaches

Makoko is an ancient community on the Lagos Lagoon.  Its people have been living on the coastline and water for hundreds of years, as Lagos – the biggest city in sub-Saharan Africa, simply grew up around it.  Lagos is riddled with many fascinating neighborhoods, but none is as unusual as Makoko. Makoko is split into… Read More Protecting Slum Communities in Lagos – Two Arguments, Two Visual Approaches

Two New Projects: N-Map Voices and The Big Idea podcast

We are in the process of launching two new blog-related projects. The first is a series tentatively entitled “N-Map Voices.”  We shoot a great deal of footage in the context of N-Map projects, and we interview lots of courageous and articulate people who never make it into our final videos.  We’ve decided that these voices… Read More Two New Projects: N-Map Voices and The Big Idea podcast

The Big Picture – Winning “Unwinnable” Cases and Plugging Holes in the Legal System

The end of one year and start of the next always brings the inevitable compilation of lists of the “Best of the Year” in regards to pretty much any category you can imagine.  And while this year’s “Top Ten Movies” brought with it the inclusion of the usual suspects, there is one movie that keeps… Read More The Big Picture – Winning “Unwinnable” Cases and Plugging Holes in the Legal System