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#5 Children on the move in Central America
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.
#4 Girls on the move in southern Africa – Save the Children Documentary
“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.
The number of girls who are on the move around the world is higher than ever before. Every girl carries a strong story - why she migrates, what risks she face and what kind of future she is heading towards. In this episode of Save the Children Documentary we will hear some of these girls sharing their experiences of leaving home and coming to a new country.
#3 Locked down: How children globally faced Covid -19
All over the world, the pandemic has turned children´s lives upside down. In this episode of Save the Children Documentary, they share their stories. Follow along to northern Colombia where nothing is the same in 15-year-old Mary's life, and on to the war in Afghanistan where vaccinations stopped and food shortages threaten. Hear 16-year-old Vusi in South Africa about how the strict lock down made an already though situation impossible, and how a young rapper in Delhi's slum raises hope with his songs.
#2 Kim – young LGBTQ in South Africa
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.
#1 Surviving a natural disaster – about the cyclones in Mozambique
The cyclones that hit Mozambique in 2019 devastated everything in their path. All that was left were razed villages and collapsed school buildings. In this edition of Save the Children Documentary, we hear the voices of children who survived, climate scientists discussing the future and how a community recovers from a natural disaster.