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Kenya's Slums, Health Threats, and People


"In Kenya, life in the cities is the greatest threat to the country's cultural heritage. American teens visit a public health clinic in one of Kenya's largest slums. The greatest health threat is HIV/AIDS. Nationwide educational programs are underway."
~ Agency for Instructional Technology

 

Mexico City's Slums


"Poverty surrounds Mexico City. The government pays little attention to the indigenous peoples who live in slums and on the streets outside Mexico's capital."~ German United Distributors

 

Irish in America

"This A&E Special discusses how the customs and traditions of Irish immigrants to the United States shaped mainstream American culture."  ~ A&E Network

 

Slum Cities

"Each week, in countries around the globe, nearly a million people say goodbye to their homes in impoverished rural regions—and move to even worse conditions in cities. This program explores the tragic results: illegal slums filled with some of the poorest people in the world, lacking water, sanitation, and other resources needed to support exploding populations. Viewers are shown the lives and homes of those who struggle in the slums of Mumbai, India, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and who face the threat of eviction, the spread of disease, and rampant drug dealing and gang violence on a daily basis. Slum residents, as well as those who have broken out of the cycle of poverty, share their personal insights and frustrations regarding this urgent international issue." ~ Canadian Broadcast Corp

 

Slums & Money

"Can slums ever be a blessing in disguise? The growth of cities is generally a good thing according to economists, yet the growth of slums is inevitable. Free Trade has not delivered on all its promises." ~TVE International

 

Critical Mass

Things aren't looking too good for the world's population; as we multiply at an alarming rate there is not enough food, space, or sense. With the planet bursting at the seams, the intelligence and physiological traits that make us human are now crucial to mankind's survival. This thought-provoking film interweaves a 1960s rat experiment with a snapshot of today's urban jungle and a number of disturbing parallels emerge.  ~ Journeyman Pictures

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