Life 6 | Life on the Edge

Life on Planet Earth is changing faster than ever before. Whether it’s globalization, or the clash of civilizations that it’s inspired, people face agonizing dilemmas and choices for which history has no guide. And they are especially dramatic choices for the billions of people still living on the edge – from Europe’s Roma to Australia’s Aborigines – in countries now struggling to meet their promises to deliver on the millennium development goals (MDGs) before the target date of 2015.

Life films their stories as they struggle to understand the forces that confront them – and how they can make the best decisions. They are choices that shape both the future of their countries and the most intimate details of their lives.

Each of our stories ends with an unresolved question; the choice is clear, but how will our characters decide?

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Films in this series

Life on the Edge | Castro or Quit?

Examining the global brain drain, this film highlights the pressure on young professionals ...
Life on the Edge | Dilemma of the White Ant

Investigates the issues raised by the war crimes justice processes in Uganda. Who are the ...
Life on the Edge | Edge of Islam

Highlights the dilemma faced by young Muslims on the Kenyan island of Lamu - whether to co ...
Life on the Edge | Looking for Gypsy Roots

Explores the place of the Roma within the wider globalised world, as reflected in the expe ...
Life on the Edge | No Country for Young Girls

Highlights the continuing practice of sex selection in India, which has resulted in a seri ...
Life on the Edge | Running on Empty

Highlights the problems of two young mothers living in two very different societies - Wale ...
Life on the Edge | The Pied Piper of Eyasi

The dilemma faced by a young hunter of the Hadza people in Tanzania, deciding whether to l ...
Life on the Edge | The Prince

The efforts of a traditional feudal landowner to introduce the principles of the Millenniu ...
Life on the Edge | The Unforgiven

Issues faced by the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission in investigating war crim ...
Life on the Edge | Three Sisters

The problems faced by young women in Eritrea in readjusting to traditional village sex rol ...