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In 1995, there was a meeting of the world's leaders in Copenhagen called the Social Summit. The group promised action on poverty, employment, and social integration. But in the years since Copenhagen, the gap between the rich and the poor actually widened, while development assistance from the industrialized donor countries went into sharp decline. The series travels to India, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, and the United States to examine the problems that arise from the global economy. The films suggest that everyone on this planet has a social responsibility to everyone else, and that all should be afforded the same human rights and a share in the fruits of the new world economy.

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.
Life
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.
Life
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.
Life
Season 0 / Ep 3
30 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12