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SHANTI KHANA

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Food. Sleep. Shelter. Recovery. All seem equally important, and for a Rohingya woman with a family all are out of her control and it's overwhelming. This documentary follows a day in the life of one woman, Minara, as she navigates the world's largest refugee camp in Cox's Bazar in search for some normalcy and peace. Narrated by Ashley Judd.

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SIX YEAR OLD FEARS

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Zaatari refugee camp now boasts the third largest populated city in Jordan, with 42 births per 1,000 people - exponentially higher than many other parts of the world. And despite the difficult conditions, mental and physical, the camp has not lost a single mother or child during birth since it opened. The war in Syria started 6 years ago, spanning the entire life of Sara. Zaatari is all she’s ever known, and her hopes, dreams, and fears have all grown out of it as she has. Now she’s about to become a big sister: her mother is due to give birth any day. 

 

In this short documentary she tells us all the things she loves in her life, the things that make her happiest, and all the things she fears. One thing she doesn’t mention, is something that’s beyond her understanding and her control: that her mother, like every woman giving birth, runs a risk of dying during childbirth. 

 

Lack of funding impacts healthcare systems, and directly relates to the morbidity and mortality of a country’s maternal health. With the US government’s recent and abrupt pulling of funding from the UNFPA, that risk just got bigger - for this mother and millions more around the world. But Zaatari is still, in many ways, unique. With its controlled access to patients, and strategic use of funding, the camp has been able to raise a maternal health miracle in their single hospital, producing previously unattainable results: zero mortality in childbirth.

 

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        Partnering with America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams, the Voto Latino Innovators Challenge Series highlights the winners of the competition hosted by the MacArthur Foundation held in Spring 2015. These tech innovators are making big contributions to the Latino community by creating apps and networking groups that provide support and assistance to a growing population.

     The three innovators featured have overcome universal struggles of loss of family members, lack of educational support, but also issues specific to latinos like immigration and language barriers. 

 

     The series debuted at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016. 

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THE WORLD CUP PROJECT

 

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