Children of Rio, Part 1 (2002)

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  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2002

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

Ten years on from the Earth Summit in Rio, in the year of the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, revisits seven of the babies born in 1992 who featured in `Growing up', Bruno Sorrentino's 1993 documentary, to find out just what has changed in their lives and what the future holds for them. At ten years old, they have their own stories to tell. The first of two programmes, Part 1 features Rosamaria, born just a few kilometres from where the Rio Earth Summit took place, in one of the city's largest slums; Erdo, born into a family of nomadic cattle herders in northern Kenya; and Panjy, born into a family dependent on the local fireworks industry in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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