Hill of Crosses

On a rural hill in Lithuania, anonymous strangers have placed crosses for hundreds of years. Beginning with a single act of defiance, the hill of crosses has become a symbol of faith and freedom, surviving through countless wars and conflicts.

Capela Dos Ossos


In the small town of Evora stands a chapel built from human remains. The corpses and bones of the town residents make up the walls of the “Bone Chapel,” where the outside reads “We bones here, we are waiting for you.” This was built as a chapel for meditations on death, but can we use a similar place in the modern day?

Fado

In the city of Lisbon, the art of Fado puts a fundamental feeling of longing, Saudade, into music. Musicians fill the bars of the city every night, using guitars and their voices to tell stories of the Portuguese people, and Saudade.

Verkhovyna Molfar (Prayer Giver)

We travel up a mountain at the edge of Verkhovyna, where a woman who is said to lift nightmares through prayer resides. On a slope so steep that you can only reach it by horseback, her house has the last memories of a tradition passed down for hundreds of years.