Ethnicity, Gender, Politics, Serious Matters, Women

25 to 45 minutes

Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty five minutes have passed. Thirty, thirty five, forty, forty five minutes now. What have you been doing in that 25 or 45 minutes?

If you have 25 to 45 minutes spare time and are looking for something to productively spend it to, I am sharing some documentaries I watched when I was as bored as you are now that you clicked the link I shared and it led you to this deserted blog of mine.

I have arranged them according to where the story happened and have given a portion specifically for children as these innocent young ones truly require our attention. I hope you find that helpful.

I am warning you that after viewing these documentaries, you will never be the same again and you will see the world in a different way(fingers crossed).

SYRIA, GAZA, PALESTINE, ISRAEL

Boko Haram: Behind the Rise of Nigeria’s Armed Group-probably one of the documentaries I watched which got me hashtagging #BringBackOurGirls

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2016/11/boko-haram-rise-nigeria-armed-group-161101145500150.html

ISIL and the Taliban — This film got me questioning why people would involve innocent kids in terrorism.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2015/11/islamic-state-isil-taliban-afghanistan-151101074041755.html

Syria: The Last Assignment — This one was one of the most unforgettable films I have watched as it is close to my heart. The story that costs person’s life.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2014/12/2014121105418507630.html

Gaza under Siege

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2014/08/gaza-under-siege-2014813135919182905.html

Gaza: The Road to War

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2014/08/gaza-road-war-201481116153170870.html

Gaza Under Fire: One Month On

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseries/2014/08/gaza-under-fire-one-month-20148720459697565.html

PHILIPPINES

Deliverance

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/the-slum/

For Love or Money

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/the-slum/2014/08/love-money-20148289730921191.html

Rodrigo Duterte: The President’s Report Card

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/11/rodrigo-duterte-president-report-card-161115124528584.html

CHINA, HONG KONG

China’s Super Mums

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2015/06/china-super-mums-150603090607900.html

China’s Left-Behind Generation

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/11/china-left-generation-161130065311382.html

Hong Kong’s Localist Revolutionaries

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2017/01/hong-kong-localist-revolutionaries-170118060422170.html

Hong Kong through the eyes of rooftop rebels

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/08/hong-kong-eyes-rooftop-rebels-160817140813258.html

Hong Kong: Aged and Abandoned

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/05/hong-kong-aged-abandoned-160501152055507.html

No Safe Haven: Chinese Dissidents Living in Fear

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/07/safe-haven-chinese-dissidents-living-fear-160719095306660.html

Food for thought

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2014/08/food-thought-201486125625816917.html

CHILDREN’S NIGHTMARES AROUND THE WORLD

“The innocents suffer the most.”

Malaysia: Babies for Sale

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/11/malaysia-babies-sale-161124133921861.html

India’s Miracle Babies

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/08/india-miracle-babies-160831083148944.html

The Rise of India’s superbugs

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/08/rise-india-superbugs-160809094207056.html

PNG’s Bundles of Joy

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2015/10/papua-guinea-bundles-joy-151027105832433.html

Cambodia: Unlicensed to Heal

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2016/03/cambodia-unlicensed-heal-160309111458745.html

Vietnam’s War Babies

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2015/06/vietnam-war-babies-150609120913147.html

Solo mums

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2014/08/solo-mums-201482511168729861.html

Japan’s throwaway children

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2014/09/japan-throwaway-children-20149299271732632.html

LIGHT STORIES

South Korea: Kimchi Crazy

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2015/09/south-korea-kimchi-crazy-150923114848909.html

When I Die: Inside Japan’s Death Industry

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2015/07/die-japan-death-industry-150727164735397.html

License to kill

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2013/05/201351383531424786.html

Read more at:

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/thecure/

My thoughts:

I realized that the world is more complicated than how I think it is. I live a normal life following routines, having enough meals in a day, having enough money to spend, having a home, clothing and everything that can make my life feel comfortable. I have a perfectly normal life with some challenges from time to time. This probably is why I see life as not complicated and have judged it to be otherwise after watching the documentaries. 

THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD. Events I know existing but have only sunk in that they really do when I watched these documentaries.

My emotional and empathetic self has taken the best of me; I’d rather not share in words. I am too sensitive for all these videos and I am taking them seriously and with much sentiment now. The faces of the newborn, children, the cries of the mothers and fathers, the ruthlessness of the enemies are all preserved in my mind. I pray that I can do even just a small thing to reverse this inhumanness the world has become.  

How have these documentaries affected you? Please send me a private message or comment below so we can share our sentiments.

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