An unbroken bound

Unbroken: not interrupted or disturbed; continuous.

‘a night of sleep unbroken by nightmares’

Oxford Dictionary

1 Emotional Return To Vietnam

31 aug. 2010

Thương Trần
I don’t think people actually understand how much courage this guy has. Trust me, if you are willing to meet up face to face with the DAUGHTER OF THE MAN YOU KILLED, you’ve got some guts. Of course, the woman deserves some recognition too, I mean, she was face to face with the very person who killed her father, yet she didn’t rage the way most people would, even I wouldn’t be as calm as her.

2 The little angel of Colombia

21 mrt. 2020

The first time our teams met him, in 1991, Alvero was nine years old. He took care of the old people of Bucaramanga. He washed them, gave them food, gave them love. Ten years later, we found him again. He has founded an old people’s citadel where he welcomes all the old ones of the city who have been abandoned, making their last days happy ones. –

The documentary “The Angel of Bucaramanga” (El Ángel de Bucaramanga in Spanish). It is a 2004 documentary directed by Spanish filmmaker Jordi Évole, which tells the story of Álvaro Torres, a man from Bucaramanga, Colombia who has dedicated his life to caring for abandoned and elderly people in his community.

The key points about “The Angel of Bucaramanga” include:

  1. The documentary follows the life of Álvaro Torres, who began caring for abandoned and elderly people in his community when he was just nine years old.

  2. Over time, Torres established an old people’s citadel in Bucaramanga, where he provides food, shelter, and companionship to those who have been abandoned by their families and society.

  3. The documentary highlights Torres’ tireless dedication to caring for the elderly, as well as the challenges he faces in running his citadel and raising funds to support it.

  4. “The Angel of Bucaramanga” offers a powerful message about the importance of compassion, empathy, and community support for the elderly and vulnerable members of society.

3 China’s Ghost Children I ARTE Documentary


11 okt 2021 #ARTE #China #OneChildPolicy

Second or third children born illegally during China’s One Child Policy are banned from marrying, having children or simply boarding a train. Condemned to a non-life, these ghost children do not officially exist according to the Chinese state. ARTE Reportage goes in search of these ‘Haihaizi’, those children who should not have been born.

China’s Ghost Children I ARTE Documentary
🗓 Available until the 01/06/2024

ARTE Documentary is here to tell you more about what’s going on in the world of culture, news and current affairs with powerful, refreshing and entertaining docs subtitled in English for our international fans.

Adopted By The West: China’s Abandoned Children (Family Documentary) | Real Stories

27 aug. 2019

This documentary chronicles the experiences of mothers who represent three distinct aspects of the story: A Chinese mother who abandoned her baby; a white, middle-class North American mother who adopted a Chinese girl; and a Canadian mother preparing to pick up her baby from China. Each one of these mothers shares her experiences and struggles reconciling the powerful emotions and ideas that both abandonment and adoption, from an alien culture, entail.
Their stories come together into a seamless exploration of the universal themes of mother and child, longing and belonging, culture and identity. These women are bound together, not necessarily by blood, but by their inevitable and perhaps endless search for one another.

4 Families reunited after 40 years apart in Cambodia | Unreported World

14 feb. 2018

40 years to find my family: Krishnan Guru-Murthy went to Cambodia in 2015 to meet two sisters who were about to be reunited after 35 years apart. They were separated as children during the brutal communist regime of the Khmer Rouge in which a quarter of the whole population was killed.
Now a team of young people are harnessing the power of the media to help those searching for family separated by genocide, reunited by reality TV.
This episode first aired on 24/4/2015.

Some key points:

  • The episode follows the story of two sisters who were separated during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, which lasted from 1975 to 1979 and resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people.
  • The sisters had been apart for 35 years and were about to be reunited thanks to the efforts of a team of young people who were using reality TV to help families separated by genocide find each other.
  • The documentary explores the impact of the Khmer Rouge regime on Cambodia and its people, as well as the ongoing efforts to locate and reunite families who were separated during that time.
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy, a British journalist and presenter, is the host of the episode and travels to Cambodia to meet the sisters and the young people who are helping them reunite with their family.

Overall, the episode sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Khmer Rouge regime and highlights the importance of family and community in the face of unimaginable hardship and trauma.

5 Injured Man Wishes Come True

7 apr. 2011

Injured man in wheelchair asks someone to throw a coin in the fountain for him and is miraculously cured! A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!