The Dukha are a small group of nomadic reindeer herders and hunters who live in northern Mongolia in the north-western section of Hovsgol Province, an area characterized by its forests, rivers, lakes and abundant wildlife, as well as by its remoteness.
When I first met uncle Samir, an older member of the Yazidi community in Batman, South East Turkey in 2013, he was praying towards the sun next
to Tigris River. We were in a remote village that felt like it was abandoned.. Samir was the only person outside on that warm October day but he was wearing a suit, as if he was on his way to a wedding or a special event.
The Baka people, who live in Dja reserve in Cameroon maintain their lives by hunting and gathering in the forests they live. They rely on the forest for their basic needs; hunting wild game and collecting plants, fruits and nuts from the forest.
The Minangkabau, who live in Sumatra island in Indonesia is one of the few and largest matrilineal societies in the world. Here, the property is inherited from mothers to daughters, the lineage if followed from mother (instead of father) and a man who gets married moves to the household of his wife to live with her family.