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Running On Empty

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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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