Journeyman Pictures – Guess Which Country is Making a Killing by Exporting Asbestos to India

Journeyman Pictures – Guess Which Country is Making a Killing by Exporting Asbestos to India
Toxic Trade (2011): Why is asbestos making a comeback in India? For similar stories, see: Canadian Government Subsidises The Slaughter Of Seals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg7Mk… Ghana is Home to One of Europe’s Most Toxic Secrets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By5xs… When Will India Take Responsibility For Its Role in Global Warming? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-0zg… Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5361 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpi… Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Asbestos illness is a largely unrecognised health issue in India, but with a booming industry and growing imports an epidemic is imminent. “Asbestos has become a dirty word in the West”. However, in India, factory workers often operate in a fog of carcinogenic dust and their children play in “toxic playgrounds”. Unsurprisingly, respiratory diseases plague those that grow up in the shadows of these factories. Although the Indian government is subsidising the use of asbestos in the building industry, they are not the main culprits in this morbid tale. The majority of asbestos is supplied by Canada, a country that refuses to use the product themselves. “It amounts to Canada being a purveyor of death around the world”. Selling Asbestos is big business and the Canadians may be opening a new mine which will triple their profits. The human costs of this move will also be huge, bringing the morality of their actions into question: “it is such double standards”, says environmental activist Madhumita Dutta. ABC Australia – Ref. 5361 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.

Journeyman Pictures – The Toxic E-Waste Trade Killing Pakistan’s Poorest

 

Journeyman Pictures – The Toxic E-Waste Trade Killing Pakistan’s Poorest
The E-Waste Curse: The deadly effect of dumping E-waste in Pakistan Pakistan has become an illegal dumping ground for some of the 50 million tons of e-waste created each year. Karachi’s poor earn a living from the toxic detritus, but the vicious cycle of consumption could prove fatal. In Pakistan, the massive arrival of electronic waste has created an informal substance economy that feeds 150,000 people. The country’s poor salvage what they can from the cast-offs of the electronic revolution: copper, steel, brass. Nassir is one who has cashed in on the opportunities found in old cables and hard-drives. “It’s a good business. I have more and more work”, he says. Yet workers pay the price for a few grams of copper; 4 million people die every year because of electronic waste and recycling workers have the lowest life expectancy in Pakistan. In his recycling shop, Akhbar earns 2€ on a good day. It feeds his family of six, but his health has suffered. “This job is dangerous. It’s very toxic”. And the toxic legacy is far-reaching – “It’s a catastrophe…especially for the children”, warns Saba, an activist for the WWF. “They will continue to live here and be poisoned, it’s dangerous for them and it’s dangerous for the next generations”. In our relentlessly consumerist world, can the global poor be saved from the toxic trade in e-waste? For similar stories, see: Pakistanis Are Pinning Their Economic Hopes on Upcoming Elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATVBj… Ordinary Pakistanis Live Under the Thumb of the Taliban https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDaAs… Is Pakistan Protecting The Taliban? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3d_6… Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6832/t… Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpi… Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6832 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.

Journeyman Pictures – Yemen’s Famine Enters Its Second Year

 

Journeyman Pictures – Yemen’s Famine Enters Its Second Year
Yemen’s Food Crisis: Since 2014, Houthi rebels and the opposing Saudi coalition have used food as a weapon of war. In Yemen, subsequent control over resources has lead to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Doctor Aida Al Sadeeq sees “30-40 malnourished children per month, severely acutely malnourished”. Historically, Yemenis have relied on imports for 90% of their food. Today, the coalition monitors resources entering Yemen, diverting some ships to the already tightly packed port of Aden. “Some of the ships, they are waiting for 20 days”, says Marwan Al Bakshi, who watches over the ships that are waiting for permission from the coalition to dock. Some boats are carrying crucial supplies from the World Food Program, which could save lives. Reporter Marcia Briggs identifies that severe acute malnutrition is “a concept so commonplace in Yemen that it’s known by its acronym. SAM.” For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film/7347 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpi… Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Visit our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/JourneymanPi… Say hi on tumblr: https://journeymanpictures.tumblr.com/ PBS Newshour Weekend – Ref. 7347