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    Mission Possible

    I would want to recommend a TV program to all the forumers here. Also it's filmed on Northern Thailand

    Mission Possible
    According to the United Nation, extreme poverty is defined as living on less than US$1 a day. There is currently 1.2 billion of the world population surviving on less than US$1 daily. In China alone, there are 0.15 billion living in extreme poverty, which is also indicated by an annual income of less than US$365.

    Helping the poor and eradicating poverty has been the goal of countless charity organizations and volunteer groups for many years. However, to truly improve the lives of those living below the poverty line, monetary donations cannot be a long-term solution. It is only through education that the people can learn skills and sustain themselves with their own hands.

    Together with experts, the host will venture into the rural areas where people live in poverty and observe what the locals do for a living. Focusing on available resources, the expert then design a 3-day workshop for the locals, with the goal to inspire and to teach them how to improve their handicraft skills, in turn increasing their productivity. In the long-run, it is hoped that their standard of living will be improved.

    Hosts:
    Ep 1 & 2 - Fann Wong
    Ep 3 & 4 - Dennis Chew
    Ep 5 & 6 - Zhou Ying
    Ep 7 & 8 - Chen Li Ping
    Ep 9 & 10 - Guo Liang

    Content:

    - Filming will be carried out in 10 different poverty-stricken regions. The living conditions and difficulties faced by the locals will be shown.
    - In each episode, the host will lead specialists, designers or consultants with different expertise into the region. Using existing skills and local resources, the villages will be taught new techniques to improve/modernize on their trades. While conserving the local culture, work productivity will be increased and hopefully, a higher standard of living can be attained.
    - Using embroidery as an example, experts can devise a plan to improve the colour-matching, methods of materials delivery, designs of products etc.
    - After a 3-day course, the villagers will display the completed piece of handicraft in the village.
    - The programme will be interwoven with the profiles of the villages, their existing standard of living and their learning experience.

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    The series will document how people living in the poverty-stricken regions use the new techniques they learn to improve and modernize their trade and to better their lives.

    This week showing episode 4 of some AIDS families and children staying in a home. Pardon me if it's wrong as I just noticed this today and watching only half way.

    Old episode for online viewing
    http://video.xin.msn.com/browse/tv/s...ssion+possible
    Franklin D. Roosevelt - The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

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    Re: Mission Possible

    Here's the Episodic Highlights extracted from xinmsn....

    Episode 1

    The first episode of Mission Possible follows Fann Wong and artist Patrick to Northern Thailand, to a village called Ban Arunotai. Many of the villagers are illegal immigrants from Burma and as such, are unable to find proper jobs to escape poverty. This has led to many family problems.

    During the episode, Fann and Patrick will interact with children from an orphanage and learn more about their past. They will help to bring a bit of joy to the lives of the children.

    Patrick will teach them how to work on their creativity and artwork using sights and sounds of countryside for inspiration. He will bring the children out into nature. There, they will gain inspiration from being around the hills, fields and houses and learn how use different colours and textures to work on their artwork.

    The finalized artwork will be a pop-up piece of art made by the students together.

    Episode 1
    http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video...de-1/1gqlzevbg


    Episode 2


    Armed with Thai fabric and tea leaves, Fann Wong hopes to improve the lives of the women in Ban Lao Lee village in the mountainous regions of Chiang Rai, Thailand.

    The villagers are mostly Chinese immigrants from the 40s and 50s Yunnan and ethnic minorities from the Thai-Myanmar borders. They mainly depend on coffee and tea farming for a living, which yields only a measly daily income of a few hundred Thai baht.

    Bag designer, Lien, lends a hand in teaching them how to make rag doll ornaments and tea leaf pillows with Thai fabric and tea leaves. Despite suffering from presbyopia due to age, the middle-aged mothers move Fann Wong and Lien to tears as they work together wholeheartedly and shower the production team with motherly love.

    Let's see how well these mummies fare!

    Episode 2

    http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video...de-2/1gqwtkcjj
    Last edited by Jasonkoh82; 01-08-11 at 10:33 PM. Reason: Adding video source to Episodes
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    Re: Mission Possible

    Not every one needs money to live. Some people who live on less than 1 dollar a day grow there own crops, build there own shelter from materials in the forest, hunt for food.
    If the environment is providing every thing, than the 1 dollar is just used to provide luxuries.

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    Re: Mission Possible

    Yes I do agree with you on that. What if I rephrase it a little bit. If we have a choice to choose, would you and I choose to live in extreme poverty as define by UN? I can presumably said what most people prefer to live in a better life (I'm referring to those people staying in the cities and 1st world nation such as Singapore, Australia, Great Britain, Switzerland and the US)...am I right to said that?
    Franklin D. Roosevelt - The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

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