Impact: Leveling Up in China (2010)
The greatest migration in human history is happening now in China – 200 million people have moved from rural to urban areas to tap on the burgeoning growth in China’s key cities. But what type of conditions do these migrant workers face, how do female migrant workers carve a career for themselves in a predominantly patriarchal culture, and what happens to the millions of migrant children who become latch key kids as their parents enter the job market?
This episode takes you where few cameras have ever been allowed to venture, into the heart of Beijing’s slums to meet the people powering the economy. Impact also speaks to an American teacher and a British theater practitioner who have come to China to serve the needs of these migrant communities, and set up charities benefiting thousands of migrants.