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A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers

Embark on a risky year-long UN peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.

AIRED: 3/26/2019 | EXPIRES: 4/24/2019 | 00:53:43
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♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Speaking native language ] [ Gunshots ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ -[ Speaking native language ] ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] ♪♪ [ Horns honk in distance ] ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Man shouts in distance ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] [ Indistinct talking ] [ Indistinct shouting ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ -Step, hut!

Step, hut! Step, hut! Step, hut!

Step, hut! Step, hut! Step, hut! Step, hut! Step!

Step, hut! Step, hut! Company!

Step, hut! Step! Step!

[ Shouts in native language ] Step, hut! Step, hut!

♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] Okay, ready to go!

-Ready! -Go!

-Go! -Go!

[ Chanting indistinctly ] -Go!

♪♪ ♪♪ -[ Screams ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Conversing in native language ] ♪♪ [ Conversing in native language ] ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Man speaks native language ] [ Indistinct talking ] [ Indistinct talking ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Horn honks ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ -MINUSTAH's role has changed significantly since its first days in Haiti in 2004.

♪♪ Since the earthquake in 2010, it's been at the forefront of recovery efforts.

But for many Haitians, the UN has outstayed its welcome.

A deadly cholera epidemic in 2010 is believed to have been introduced to the country by UN soldiers.

-Since then the government says more than 6,000 people have died, and some 450,000 others have been sickened by the disease.

Attorneys for the victim accuse the UN of reckless failure in containing the outbreak.

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] [ Talking continues ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ -How are you?

♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct shouting ] ♪♪ [ Shouting continues ] ♪♪ [ Indistinct shouting ] [ Indistinct chanting ] [ Indistinct talking ] ♪♪ [ Indistinct shouting ] -[ Speaking native language ] [ Indistinct talking ] [ Indistinct talking ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ -Okay, let's back up.

Back up. [ Whistles ] Back, back, back, back.

-The first thing that we realized was, they lacked some of the fundamentals.

So, we identified this unit that requires some regular maintenance training or a foundation build up.

Ok, are we ready?! Listen to me!

We want to talk about the sling.

Okay?

My friends, the reason that it's like this... Just go ahead and put your hands on it.

The weapon -- The weapon can't be stolen.

-You understand?

Never ever, ever, ever... Blah-blah-blah-blah. [ Laughter ] Okay?

You understand?

-Yes. -Never!

This is your weapon.

It has a strap for a reason.

Look!

-Front a little bit, then you go up.

-Squad, to the line!

[ Whistle blows ] [ Indistinct talking ] -Let's go!

[ Woman screams ] [ Indistinct shouting ] Let's go!

Go! Go! Go! [ Whistle blows ] [ Whistle blows ] [ All shout ] -[ Whistles ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] One!

[ Whistle blows ] Two!

[ Whistle blows ] Three!

[ Whistle blows ] Four!

[ Whistle blows ] Five!

[ Sighs deeply ] Go over there.

[ Switch clicks ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Sniffles ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Children shout ] [ Children shout ] -[ Chuckles ] [ Crowd sings in native language ] ♪♪ [ Indistinct shouting ] [ Horns blare ] You can go.

Thank you. Thank you. -[ Speaks native language ] [ Engine revs ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Whistle blows ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ -[ Praying in Arabic ] [ Praying continues ] [ Praying continues in distance ] -[ Sniffles ] -[ Speaks native language ] [ Conversation in native language ] [ Indistinct talking ] ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] -[ Screams ] [ Indistinct shouting ] ♪♪ -Bangladesh! Bangladesh!

♪♪ [ Cheers ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] -The women who arrived on 29th of June, 2013, in Haiti are not the same ones who are going on 1st of July, 2014.

They are not the same.

They have had a lot of change in everything, and we are very thankful that we have got this chance to change ourselves.

I believe that the UN will be more interested to put women police all around the mission areas.

-[ Shouts in native language ] ♪♪ ♪♪ -[ Shouts in native language ] [ Shouts in native language ] ♪♪ -We are honored. Thank you.

-It is a great pleasure and honor to award you the UN peacekeeping medal in acknowledgement of your great contributions towards rebuilding a peaceful, secure, and prosperous Haiti.

Safe journey back home!

[ Applause ] ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] ♪♪ -Have a safe flight back home. -Thank you, sir.

-Yes!

♪♪ [ Indistinct shouting ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] -[ Chuckles ] [ Indistinct talking ] -[ Crying ] [ Indistinct talking ] ♪♪ ♪♪ -[ Groans ] -[ Chuckles ] Hmm? Messy.

Huh?

♪♪ -[ Praying in Arabic ] -[ Speaks native language ] [ Voice breaking ] [ Sighs heavily ] [ Clears throat ] [ Birds call in distance ] -[ Clears throat ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ [ Indistinct talking ] -[ Chuckles ] -[ Chuckles ] -[ Laughs ] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪