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Producers' Stories


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When four filmmakers set out to do field production for "World in the Balance," they faced many uncertainties, but one mandate was clear: to cover a subject of global proportions, they needed to travel extensively. Here, read about their journeys, the obstacles they confronted, and the sometimes comic but more often heart-wrenching experiences they had along the way.

Kenya

In Kenya with Jackie Mow
"In Nairobi's slums many families live in just one room, in corrugated shacks without running water, toilets, sewage systems. The shacks are surrounded by heaps of trash. This is where Zippy thought I would find my story."

Japan

In Japan with Sarah Holt
"I marveled at the care Japan lavishes upon its children. A staff of seven teachers and administrators were being paid to oversee the education of four children."

India

In India with Laura Pacheco
"Gooday had recently given birth to her eighth child and almost died during a long and complicated labor. She was, in many ways, a prisoner to her husband and his family—her chief function: to provide sons."

China

In China with Chris Schmidt
"There's just nothing fun about pushing up a narrow mountain switchback with a driver who's spent less time behind the wheel than the average American teenager."

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