Zero Ten Twenty - The Children of Rio
Posted: 24 June 2012
In 1992, the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, tve started filming with 11 babies, born in 10 different countries around the world.
The idea was simple: tve would track the impact of Rio and our rapidly changing world, through their lives and their stories. Over the last 20 years they returned to film key moments in our children’s lives.
In 2012, they’ve caught up with our children again, and find out how they have fared and their hopes, fears and ambitions for the future – a unique diary about what it feels like to grow up in our fast-changing 21st Century world. The result is three 45-minute documentaries, released to coincide with the Rio Earth Summit 2012.
In the first episode we travel to Brazil where Rosamaria was born within yards of the Summit. To Papua New Guinea where Angela was born just as a new gold mine was being opened. To Latvia, newly free from Soviet rule, where Martens was born. And to the north of England where Hayley was born just as her dad was being made redundant.
The second episode begins in Tamil Nadu in India where Panjy was born in a society where children go to work. Then to the Arctic north of Norway where Emelia was born to a fishing family. And to South Africa, where, because of the unique circumstances, they follow two babies – Justin and Vusumzi.
In the third episode tve goes to northern Kenya, where for twenty years they’ve followed Erdo, whose nomadic way of life is under threat. Northern California where Stephanie Standley’s born into a world where business clashes with concern for the environment. And Southern China - where a modern industrial revolution will transform the life of baby Kay Kay.
Read more and play the videos here.
- Welcome to our Website
- Voices from Planet 21
- COMMENTARY: The case for family planning that Rio+20 forgot
- Women at Rio+20: disappointed and outraged
- Rio+20 Earth Summit: campaigners decry final document
- Zero Ten Twenty - The Children of Rio
- Rio+20 Earth summit talks turn into rubber-stamp job
- COMMENTARY: Creating a green growth guarantee for the Rio Earth Summit
- Vast rewards of education for girls and boys - everywhere
- Scottish eco-schools lead the way
- How to trigger greener, smarter growth - while fighting poverty
- COMMENTARY: Tipping points on the road to disaster
- People and the planet 'shortchanged' at G20
- 'Global green economy can save the planet'
- POZNAN COMMENTARY: Rhetoric and reality at climate talks