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Running On Empty

30 minutes 11 seconds

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Part of the "Life on the Edge" series. Highlights the plight of two young mothers living in two very different societies. Dawn lives in South Wales, in one of the poorest districts in the European Union, where over a quarter of all children live in poverty. She has a partner and three children. Her youngest child, David, is one year old. Asemu lives in northern Ethiopia where most of the people are farmers who cannot produce enough food to live on. She has a partner and two children-the youngest Mikiray is eight months old. Both Dawn and Asemu are 22 years old. David and Mikiray are both at a crucial stage in their development where a healthy diet is fundamental to preventing lifelong problems linked to malnutrition. The international community has made a commitment to halve hunger by 2015. Asemu and Debru will tell you it's failing. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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Runtime: 30 minutes 11 seconds

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2 men stand with their backs facing camera as 1 films with a video camera on his shoulder. A man in a suit bends down to enter a helicopter in the background. Caption. He took us on a tour of his latest investments.
Season 0 / Ep 1
23 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Swarms of people move through a plaza in Ethiopia. Caption. Female as narrator. Choosing whether to marry and have children.
Season 0 / Ep 2
24 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Woman in a headwrap looks down as she holds up a baby beside her. Caption. Joining 2 young mothers in 2 very different societies.
Season 0 / Ep 3
30 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12