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tv   [untitled]    December 28, 2011 4:31am-5:01am EST

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even closing borders. on a controversial court case starts in russia as prosecutors seek to ban a version of the main book of the repression movement being an extremist group that's causing the outcry among india's political elite. next we visit a world renowned ship breaking site in banda debts but workers risk life and limb as they wrestle with thousands of tonnes of iron. so. why is the pressure so low. to. go in there and get rid of the oil.
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cooker. q. my name is mohammed repeat i'm forty seven years old i dismantle old ships i've spent thirty two years of my life here. it is for them but to.
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get down from their. money oh do most workers come from the north the poorest part of bangladesh out of the get. it out that they all yearn to come here that they consider this place to be like somewhere abroad to be given that. you understand the chittagong is like a foreign country to these people. they come here to work a ship breaking yards to make money but. the first impression of the workers here is that they are innocent. i guess got a roof leak confirmed that impression. and there was another one twenty one year old. he is quiet and has an innocent
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smile. i've been working here for nine i know ten years i was twelve when i first came here. nobody wanted to hire me them. i brought my younger brother too. he had just finished fifth grade. now actually fourth grade he could barely write his name. this twenty thousand ton cargo ship arrived here two months ago. today's task is dismounting the engine without damaging it. the four point seven ton engine of this ship will be sold for ten thousand dollars
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. we're always in danger eight hours' work means eight hours of danger. only recently we started wearing helmets used to wear just caps. a small amount falling from above could kill us. fatal accidents can happen at any time because we work with heavy materials.
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a ship that just finished an exhausting last trip arrives in chittagong. once it arrives the distance of this ship is set. more than half of the world's retired vessels dismantled here.
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p.h.p. is the oldest among the more than thirty ship breaking yards and should have gone. militarised entry is strictly prohibited. not. here. on earth. today an old ship is arriving here to be dismantled flagpoles they used to indicate a more in place for the vessel. x.-o. . i could live on a different level with that little. one of. the loom
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of my. heart. to see of all the mortal men who calls when a ship arrives we have more work today better and make more money. it's hard work but we are happy because we should feed ourselves. and. all of the right i'm going to let. the tank i had been crossing the oceans for the past thirty two years now it will have its funeral. with. all that in the world on.
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this ship should be pulled as close as possible to the shore tonight during high tide otherwise the company will lose lots of money in the. pot that are. going on around the. back of the.
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for the past two months a cargo ship was being dismantled and an oil tanker arrived last night both will be broken down bit by bit until nothing is left.
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because the strain is nothing get back to work you know. it's the job of the wide group the unskilled laborers to pull the four ton metal chain they have from the north the poor part of bank today. they not so fast. so. let's. not lose. money.
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our lives are like this a build a oil tanker here we live and die. if you get it this is all we have. this is a ship graveyard but it could also be a grave for living humans. in this area approximately twenty ship breakers die every year.
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to. get out of the way. i think that. if. i get out of there.
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accidents always occur in a flash. here is a good example of what can go wrong suddenly. number one one of the i'm. going to get out of saved you. you know you're scared me to death. but. i think it was really saved you you could have died if you were crushed down there. if you are. going to go well you've got to be strong your hardest still pounding. a little bit
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. nobody can escape from accidents while working here. but i'm not scared i can die today tomorrow or the day after.
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thanksgiving. often fade comes with an accident a random event shaped the destinies of both. i'll tell you i'll tell you a story. there's a huge cyclon in the sixty's one morning after the cyclonic huge vessel was stranded on the shore. it was washed down there on a thousands of people came to take a look at it and they wondered could there be a ghost or devil in there with me they decided to enter dismantle and recycle it. they started to strip the ship with tools this is how we started breaking ships in bangladesh. now about twenty thousand people work at over twenty sites.
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the ships that came here to many people from starving. ships are gifts from that's why i love the sea and. but so many people have died. and. the furniture please come in. two weeks later auction is rushing to p.h.p.
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four to five auction is bid on each item everything from a generator to dishes. p.h.p. made twenty four thousand dollars today. nothing is wasted here. without these workers hundreds of huge old vessels would have sunk into the ocean like the titanic. thanks. sheep breaking of hundreds of recycle shops that often stretch for over two kilometers on both sides of the road it is in
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a way a huge recycling factory. outlet player. play. feel.
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and i looked it up properly you don't. place a migrant on our bodies and it will stay there you know why. there are iron flakes in our bodies we work with iron every day we are iron eaters. our bodies have become pieces of iron themselves. in order to survive in such a hotshot environment one must be strong. here the crows build nests out of fragments of on while. the workers here call those tough birds. in english on crows.
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this boy's eyes are full of those little boys work here to. work to feed their hungry stomachs. and this is. this is scheifele. this is the youngest we've called him the smallest this is pothole this is beyond dolly everyone works here for their hungry stomachs. i mean the children are starving i'm crying look i'm parents do with that children are born with nothing to eat. what kind of parent really do nothing so many crazy things happen when some hiring themselves or others leave home poverty drives them into despair it's all because of famine the. older you.
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were twelve. i wolde i'm twelve. i must work no matter how difficult it is you know why when there is nothing to eat at home. for. the young. why are you taking this this is mine. i don't know how i got it right i don't know you can go and get one you don't have a letter why are you taking mine about back now. what is the most important thing for human life. therefore the law that bans child
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labor doesn't make sense here. and the fact that asbestosis fatal for humans is not even an issue. who lets these boys work here they need to eat they're not old enough to work don't you see them working boys are not allowed to work. when there's nothing to eat a tiger will eat grass. you think they like to work they come here because they have nothing to ate. i told you clearly i don't want to get into trouble with the boss if you keep doing it you'll be fired first and never work here again.
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listen they are per boys at the make some money to buy a ticket to go home. send them home now you will have to leave otherwise. and what am i supposed to do. the youngest boy. came to chittagong three months ago following is. a. most it's a fourteen year old boy came with a chromo. just
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a fifteen year old has been here for over a year. patrick. and. if we get angry with the cheese that could get infected. there would. be a thing. sometimes you need to strip of the filth me and the guy i did yesterday. in look it's clean now. looks cool oh the well why did you pay for your shirt. the dollar twenty. and he didn't want a dollar twenty one wanted i don't want to talk about it i'm hungry why i said you look cool. on their young boys let's go eat.
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and he did what was it was the menu for the night they called the flour potato and eggs. and when he bats why it costs eighty cents. does when you eat you know we eat a lot. with or you dive from high or to the depths. catch the power of the wind or drift in the beauty of the currents. the well prepared is a must and if you're lucky enough. you'll never forget your experience we only need them a screen that's going to be heaven. in the flight see up close and below the ice
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on our team.
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