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Cheated of Childhood
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(Bullfrog Films), 24 mins
Once the glittering capital of Russia, the city of St. Petersburg and its magnificent metro stations have become home to a generation of street children who survive by begging, informal child labor or prostitution. The end of communism may have brought many positive economic changes in the lives of ordinary Russia...
(Bullfrog Films), 24 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 6, Friends International
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directed by Amanda Burrell; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Beth Jones, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 6 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
Thousands of children live on the streets of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Friends International provides education, vocational training and work experience in their restaurants and shops so children can earn their way off the streets for good. Alvin Hall advises them how to boost their income, to help even m...
directed by Amanda Burrell; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Beth Jones, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 6 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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The On-going Story
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(Bullfrog Films), 26 mins
In this final program of the series, Life revisits some of the stories covered in earlier episodes -- from child poverty to health to social exclusion -- and questions just how strong the international community's commitment is to link social development with economic development and human rights.
With contributio...
(Bullfrog Films), 26 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 8, Microfinance & Poverty
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directed by Joe Loncraine; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 8 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
Can the poor borrow their way out of poverty? In this episode, Alvin Hall aims to find out by lending just $25 to two small business women in Tanzania, via Kiva, a global micro-finance website. Can Alvin help Kiva achieve its ambitious goal of reducing global poverty by linking lenders directly to small entrepren...
directed by Joe Loncraine; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 8 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 3, Sustainable Fishing
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directed by Amanda Burrell; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Jill Marshall, fl. 1979-2010, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 3 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
Sustainable fishing is important for the millions of fishermen who depend on the oceans for their livelihood and to the billions of people who eat fish. But at the moment there is little sustainable fishing. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) was set up with the dual task of convincing both fishermen and consume...
directed by Amanda Burrell; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Jill Marshall, fl. 1979-2010, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 3 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 4, Hero Rats
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directed by Joe Loncraine; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 4 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
They’re called Hero Rats. Can rats help clear Africa’s landmines? Landmines – brutal and indiscriminate weapons – are depressingly common in the developing world. Can the highly developed sense of smell of rats help to clear this scourge? In this episode of Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Alvin Hall is advis...
directed by Joe Loncraine; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 4 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 5, Partners in Health
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directed by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 5 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
Partners In Health believes helping these patients means dealing with their social problems as well as providing drug therapy. In this episode of Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Alvin Hall comes face to face with what it’s like to be poor and HIV positive in Africa. Can he help PIH come up with a business bluepri...
directed by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 5 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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The Summit
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(Bullfrog Films), 25 mins
The 1995 Copenhagen Social Summit promised action on poverty, employment and social integration -- pledging governments to deliver greater social justice to the world's six billion inhabitants. But in the five years since Copenhagen, the gap between the rich and the poor actually widened, while development assist...
(Bullfrog Films), 25 mins
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Danger: Children at Work
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(Bullfrog Films), 27 mins
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Central America; most Guatemalans exist on subsistence farming. But in the San Juan Sacatepequez region, where the land is poor, many have turned to producing fireworks at home. The practice has become the major source of income for 80% of the local people. It is a labo...
(Bullfrog Films), 27 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 1, Riders for Health
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directed by Ashley Morris; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Ashley Morris, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 1 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
In rural Africa, poor transport costs lives. Riders for Health is changing all this. But can they now set up a new medical transport network in rural Zambia in just six months? Can they meet Alvin Hall’s challenge to import motorcycles, train riders and clear all the political, legal and business hurdles? Alvin...
directed by Ashley Morris; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Ashley Morris, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 1 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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