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#5 Children on the move in Central America

Save the Children Documentary

Release Date: 01/07/2021

#9 World´s young climate activists - part 2 show art #9 World´s young climate activists - part 2

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In previous episodes of Save the Children Documentary, we met young climate activists in Pakistan and Peru. Now we go to the Balkans, where young people are at the forefront in the fight for climate justice. 16-year-old Anja lives in the Albanian industrial city of Elbasan. The climate movement here is small but determined. In Europe, the Balkans are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and together with a group of friends, Anja is fighting for the country's politicians to take the climate crisis seriously. 15-year-old Olt lives in neighboring Kosovo. The air is bad and the country's...

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# 8 Children on the move and their right to education show art # 8 Children on the move and their right to education

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14-year-old Mira from Syria lives in a run-down refugee camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Together with her parents and four siblings, she has tried to cross the border into the EU country Croatia 12 times. But they’ve been sent back by border patrols or hindered by poor weather conditions every time. For Mira, as for other children on the move, life is stressful and she finds it difficult to achieve any continuity in her education. Not to speak of the many children on the move around the world that have no access to education at all. But thanks to a program run by Save the Children, Mira and...

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#7 Parenting on the move show art #7 Parenting on the move

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"Being on the move is difficult in and of itself. To be a parent on the move is ten times worse". 29-year-old Zahra fled Syria with her family when the war broke out. She didn’t think it would take long before she and her family could settle down and start a new life in a safer part of the world. But now years have passed and Zahra is still on the run. Today, she and her five children live in a refugee camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They’ve tried to cross the border into Croatia – an EU country – several times now without success. And life in the refugee camp is stressful. Here, Zahra...

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#6 Generation Greta — The world's young climate activists  show art #6 Generation Greta — The world's young climate activists 

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All over the world young people are taking the lead against the climate crisis and environmental destruction.

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#5 Children on the move in Central America show art #5 Children on the move in Central America

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Relentless gang violence, poverty and dreams to reunite with their families drive thousands of young people from Central America up to the US every year. Meet 17-year-old Elisabeth who tried to flee El Salvador after threats of kidnapping, and Bryan who joined the gang MS 13 as a way to defend himself. The journey to the US is long and dangerous. Few make it all the way. For Luis from Guatemala, the ride on the train La Bestia through Mexico became a nightmare that changed his life forever.

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#4 Girls on the move in southern Africa show art #4 Girls on the move in southern Africa

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“To me it's challenging being a girl. Men wanting to take advantage of you, when you are in need of help” Rosine, 18 from Congo Kinshasa.

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#2 Kim – young LGBTQ in South Africa show art #2 Kim – young LGBTQ in South Africa

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Violence and discrimination are part of everyday life for young LGBTQ people in South Africa. But 17-year-old Kim has decided - no one should tell her how to live her life. In this episode of Save the Children Documentary we follow Kim from Johannesburg for a year. From when she decides to go to the Pride Parade in Johannesburg for the first time until she meets the love of her life, Surprise. But living openly is a constant struggle against prejudice and threats of violence.

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#1 Surviving a natural disaster - about the cyklones in Mozambique show art #1 Surviving a natural disaster - about the cyklones in Mozambique

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The cyclones that struck Mozambique ravaged everything in their path. Remains of ruined villages and ruined schools remained. Here you hear the children's stories about life after the disaster. It was on the evening of March 14, 2019 that Cyclone Idai came in from the Indian Ocean. It was the city of Beira, with half a million inhabitants, that was affected first. The devastation was enormous. With the cyclone came a massive rain and floods. Just two weeks later, the next cyclone, Kenneth, struck.  “It was dark at night, even though it was day. When the roof started to drop from the...

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Relentless gang violence, poverty and dreams to reunite with their families drive thousands of young people from Central America up to the US every year. Meet 17-year-old Elisabeth who tried to flee El Salvador after threats of kidnapping, and Bryan who joined the gang MS 13 as a way to defend himself. The journey to the US is long and dangerous. Few make it all the way. For Luis from Guatemala, the ride on the train La Bestia through Mexico became a nightmare that changed his life forever.