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Located in the heart of Mumbai, the Dharavi slum is like a city within the city. Now ambitious plans for redevelopment mean its days are numbered.
Home to one million residents, Dharavi is a hive of activity, providing Mumbai with an essential recycling service. However, the slum will soon give way to brand-new apartments. Developers claim everyone will be re-housed into better accommodation, but unfair rules mean most families wont be able to benefit from the change. Driven out of their homes, they will lose everything. As one mother puts it: ”We will stay here until they demolish, then we’re in the hands of God.”
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Gepubliceerd op 19 sep. 2014
Philippines-The Slum – Episode 1: Deliverance
As a birth attendant advocating for family planning, Remy is on the frontline of Tondo’s battle with overcrowding.
Tondo in northern Manila is home to the city’s largest collection of slums. It is also one of the most densely populated areas on the planet.
Paradise Heights, home to former squatters, is in the heart of Tondo. There, self-taught midwife Remy Permites is delivering new life in the slums. Remy does her work with only the most basic equipment: a stethoscope, a pair of gloves and little else. Though she has little formal training, she plays a crucial role in an area where few can afford to pay for medical care.
The slums of Manila are undergoing a population explosion. But Remy has managed to escape the shacks and lives in a small government-built apartment, with 14 members of her family. Her home also doubles as a makeshift clinic.
Along with delivering babies, Remy is responsible for delivering paperwork. She continues her training, takes classes on birth control, helps a young girl bury her stillborn baby, and along with family planning advocate Jane, educates women to have smaller families.
Meanwhile, a few kilometers to the south of Remy’s clinic is Beseco slum with a population of about 45,000. There, fisherman and father of nine, Gener Pagtabunan struggles to feed his family by trying – mostly unsuccessfully – to catch fish in the polluted harbour.
His wife Lorna tries to supplement their income by selling fruit and vegetables from the front of their tiny shack. But it is a struggle for the growing family to make ends meet. Lorna, who wants to ensure her 21-year-old daughter and mother of three does not make the same mistakes she did, takes her to get a contraceptive injection.
About the series: This six-part series follows residents of Manila’s Tondo slum as they live, love, survive and aspire in some of the world’s toughest living conditions.
Gepubliceerd op 26 sep. 2014
Gepubliceerd op 3 okt. 2014
Storm Rising: Manila’s slum dwellers under threat
Sandwiched between a polluted harbor and a busy highway is the charcoal- making a community of Ulingan- in Manila, with a population of 40,000.
Husband and wife team Judy and Babes Barines have operated a charcoal pit for the last nine years. They invested all their savings in charcoal-making but have to make some difficult decisions when their investment is wiped out by a tropical storm that hits the south of the country.
A few kilometers east of the Barines’ charcoal pits, corn seller and mother of nine, Bebe, is starting work. But she has not managed to escape the storm either. She has to repair her makeshift home under a bridge and work out how to make a living as her supply of corn dries up.
Meanwhile, Pilipinas Got Talent superstar, Frankendal, is also feeling the effects of the typhoon. He has not heard from his mother and grandmother since the storm, so he heads to the region to look for them. As a former slum dweller, he knows just how precarious life can be.
The six part-series follows residents of Manila’s Tondo slums as they live, love, survive and aspire in some of the world’s toughest living conditions.
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For the majority of Manila’s slum dwellers, home is a school of hard knocks and the only way out of their desperate situations is in a box.
Generations have been born and will die in Tondo. But against the odds, a few do succeed in escaping the slums, and some even move on to better lives, achieving wealth and success beyond their wildest dreams.
Jessa Balote, 15, lives in Aroma slum where she shares one room with her family of nine. When they first arrived in Tondo, the family worked as scavengers – the default job for newcomers to the slums.
Elsewhere, mixed martial arts fighter Jessie Rafols faces hard knocks. He has become known as ‘The Finisher’ and excels among fighters in the Philippines.
Growing up in the slum has given him a hunger for success, but disaster strikes, and six months of training may come to nothing after he injures his knee four weeks before a fight.
Fighting is not the only way to break out of the slum. Would-be model Justine, 17, is earning her way out, performing in pageant and fashion shows. But she is also seeing the murkier side of the industry, and finding that the reality of making a living through modelling is far from glamorous.
This six-part series follows the residents of Manila’s Tondo slum as they live, love, survive and aspire in some of the world’s toughest living conditions.
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