Life 8 | Life on the Edge 2

Globalization is bringing the world together–and not always in ways we find comfortable. Whether it’s the credit crunch, civil conflicts, soaring food prices or climate change, millions today are living Life on the Edge. Life films their stories as they face up to the dangers, disasters and dilemmas of 21st century Planet Earth.

Life Series: 

Life 1 | Life 2 | Life 3 | Life 4 | Life 5 | Life 6 | Life 7 | Life 8 | Life 9

Films in this series

Life on the Edge | How to Become a President

In aspiring to the presidency of war-torn Liberia, many fear ex-footballer is out of his d ...
Life on the Edge | The Elephants’ Dream of Peace

Tells the story of African footballer Didier Drogba's attempts to bring peace to his count ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Biker Boys of Dirt Island

Boniface is one of the founders of the motorcycle boys, a team of young men who used to st ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Darkness on the Edge of Town

Investigates the reasons for a spate of violent attacks on Roma people in Hungary. ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Grace Under Fire

Follows Dr Grace Kodindo, a leading advocate of reproductive health care and rights, as sh ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Hassan and the Graduates

Months before the Egyptian uprising, this film explained some of the issues behind it -- y ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Moments of Truth

Filmmaker Charles Stewart revisits Ethiopia to trace the progress of people originally fil ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Nottingham Lace

Once the Lace Market of Nottingham pounded to the Heavy Metal beat of its handmade lace-ma ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Reclaim the Condom

Examines the campaign of Mozambican agony aunt Sheila to rebrand the condom as a sexy cont ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Scent of the Streets

Every big city has gangs of young people on the margins... in Lagos, Nigeria, it's the Are ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Silk Ceiling part 1

An examination of gender inequality and limited opportunities for women in Asia. ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Silk Ceiling part 2

An examination of the 'silk ceiling', the invisible barrier that frustrates the ambitions ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Sorie K and the MDGs

Still trying to make it as a world musician, Sorie Kondi, blind from birth, is worried abo ...
Life on the Edge 2 | The President’s Dilemma

Highlights the challenges faced by the President of Kiribati, believed to be the first isl ...
Life on the Edge 2 | Trawler Girl

Johannna Kwedi is Namibia's first female trawler captain, with a crew of 23. ...
Life on the Edge 3 | Looting the Seas

Exposes corruption and overfishing which has brought the bluefin tuna to the point of exti ...
Life on the Edge IV | Kung Fu Nuns

Kunzang amazed her parents by leaving home to become a Drukpa nun, the Buddhist religion n ...
Reframing Rio | Looting the Pacific

Rampant industrial overfishing has decimated the jack mackerel, one of the world’s ...