The Main Stories
68 Vision Thing: Michel Gondry
Whether documenting Dave Chappelle’s hip hop block party or crafting career defining music videos for Bjork and Kylie, the maverick film director Michel Gondry likes to keep the competition on their toes. Even when he's asleep.
SPECIAL SECTION: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Six of today’s most innovative art directors interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Ed Fella, Tomato, Trevor Jackson and So-Me. In this exclusive extract from his new book, the veteran campaigning journalist argues it is “our” governments that are the cause of much of the world's hardship. The global arms trade is out of control. Add your face to the world’s largest photo petition and demand tighter controls on the sale of small arms worldwide. With gang rape and child soldiers commonplace, bullets and weapons manufactured in the West continue to fuel the conflict in one of the world’s poorest countries.
80 Know Your Rights
74 Verbal Warfare: Baby Cham
After a decade of setting dancehall soundsystems on fire, Baby Cham is gearing up for a chart takeover thanks to the anthemic “Ghetto Story”. When his live show hit London, Cham invited Dazed along to witness the 85 riddim take control.
87 Demand Freedom: John Pilger
118 You’ve Got The Look
Photography MAGNUS UNNAR Styling CATHY EDWARDS
92 Make Your Mark: Million Faces Petition 96 Control Arms Now: Congo in Crisis In Conversation: Art & Politics
128 New Power Generation
Photography WILLIAM DAVIDSON Styling NICOLA FORMICHETTI
138 Sign Of The Times
Photography OLA RINDAL Styling KAREN LANGLEY
90 Gael Garciá Bernal & Hernando De Soto on revolutionising the world’s poor. 102 Bai Ling & Sharon Hom discuss China’s progress towards social reform. 108 Matthew Herbert & Tim Finch on making music, border control and asylum. 112 Dead Prez talk about race, death row and the case of Mumia Abu Jamal. 116 Vivienne Westwood discusses the campaign to free Leonard Peltier. Latin America’s most famous guerrilla leader comes down from the mountains with his new, non-violent political movement, in preparation for the Mexican elections. Magnum photographer Jonas Bendkisen spends a month in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum, documenting the stories of incredible human determination. As an increasing number of women are being trafficked and sold into a suburban sex trade in Britain, The Poppy Project struggles to provide a support system. Between pitch invasions by sacred cows, an ultrasonic monk and players who can’t, well, play, for the Tibetan national football team, it’s a triumph simply to exist.
Photography JAM Styling JOANNA SCHLENZKA
104 On the Campaign Trail with Subcomandante Marcos 110 Gimme Shelter: Life in Kibera
113 Human Traffic: Sex Slavery UK
114 The Forbidden Team: Tibet’s National Football Side