‘Another Bird in the Wall’, the new ReporT-shirt made by reporter Jon Sistiaga and Kukuxumusu
We designed this new addition to the ReporT-shirt collection with the journalist Jon Sistiaga for his report “Tierra Prometida” (Promised Land), broadcast by Movistar Plus, in which he introduces us to the world of the illegal Jewish settlers living in the West Bank, in the so-called occupied territories. They consider it the land which God promised to Abraham in the Old Testament and are the main obstacle to the creation of a future State of Palestine.
‘Another Bird in the Wall‘ is the 13th T-shirt made as part of the ReporT-shirts Project, an undertaking shared between Kukuxumusu and Jon Sistiaga. Its aim is display with a T-shirt drawing the stories that the journalist covers in his TV reports for Movistar Plus.
You can get the t-shirt now at our online shop (all sizes, both for men and for women) together with more tees from the same collection. All profits obtained from the sale of these ReporT-shirts are donated to the NGO charity institution Médicos sin Fronteras (Doctors without Borders).
Reporter Jon Sistiaga travels to different parts of the world each year to those places that the tourists take care to avoid. A television camera and a notebook go to make up all his essential baggage.
This year, Sistiaga travelled also to Honduras, where an overage of 19 people are murdered everyday: for this report we designed ‘Maras Compañías’. Later on, he visited Kenya to reveal the reality behind elephant poaching and the illegal trading in ivory, which we transformed into ‘Helphant’ t-shirt.
In 2014, we edited two ReporT-shirts which have been two of the most popular of the collection: ‘No Country for Women’, on the violence suffered by women in India, and ‘Never Again’, a drawing about the mass slaughter that took place in Rwanda in 1994, when more than one million people were murdered in that horrific genocide.
Sistiaga encounters the sordid reality of these places at first hand so as to be able to relate the hideous experience to viewers at home. He listens to the victims and to the perpetrators of these calamities. He tries to get under the skin of the victims and he comes up with a final documentary report filled with human concern.
At Kukuxumusu we collaborate with him by contributing what we best know to do: tell a story by drawing illustrations. In this way, each of his reports also turns into a ReporT-shirt by which we too can narrate those realities. Sometimes these graphic stories get far way, as it happened with ReporT-shirt ‘Why?’, a strong visual metaphor of gays who dare to defy their prevalling persecution in Uganda.