Kit Gillet is a freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest. His work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Monocle, The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Philippines
Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

“Gambling on cockfighting is like a religion [in the Philippines] - Christianity first, then gambling. Pray for forgiveness on Sunday, then back here on Monday”
City of Death and Life

City of Death and Life

For 6,000 people in the Philippine capital of Manila, living among the dead is preferable to running the gauntlet of the city’s crime-ridden slums. Kit Gillet reports
So, What’s It Like To Be Crucified?

So, What’s It Like To Be Crucified?

Enaje is visibly nervous, and with good reason. Tomorrow he will be strapped to a large wooden cross while thousands of people watch as 10-centimetre nails are driven through his palms and feet.
Living Among the Dead

Living Among the Dead

A grave situation: An estimated 6,000 people live in Manila’s North Cemetery. Although the residents belong to the lowest rungs of society, they are considered better off than some.