portraits:
My life, your life

Grandparents and grandchildren from Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Bolivia tell about their lives. Only two generations separate them, yet their daily lives and future prospects have fundamentally changed in such a short time.

EtHiopia
hadush and Gebretsadikan

Young Gebretsadikan dreams of getting a job in Qatar. His grandfather Hadush also used to travel widely in his youth, but back then it was a question of life or death.

BANGLADESH
sinthia and SOKHINA

Grandmother Sokhina has never left her home. Sinthia wants to pursue a career and be everything her parents want, including their “son”. She’d prefer not to get married, though.

Bolivia
maría and Geovanna

Geovanna wants to study after completing a secretarial course. Her parents have little time for this idea, but her grandmother María offers her unexpected support.