WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?
A lyrical, exhilarating and sometimes unsettling look at childbirth around the globe.
Every year 130 million babies are born. Their life chances are a lottery depending on where they are born. In Europe, six babies per 1000 will die before their first birthday. In Africa, it’s 82. In America, 1 in 3 will grow up to be obese; in Cambodia, a child is more likely to become malnourished than go to high school. In Sierra Leone, one in eight mothers die in childbirth. Through the stories of mothers and babies around the world, we look at how poverty affects childbirth, childhood - and everything beyond.
Find out what inspired director Brian Hill to make this film, and use our dataviz tool to discover what your life expectancy is.
Watch Voices of the Poor: Bolivia, a film about love and poverty and Solar Mamas, the story of a Bedouin women's attempt to get educated and literally light up her world.
Directed by: Brian Hill
Produced by: Rachel Tierney
Production company: Century Films & Steps International
Films For Action empowers citizens with the information they need to help create a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.
We receive no government or corporate funding and rely on our supporters to keep us going. Donate today.