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Philippines - Bagong Silang - 10' min 29" sec (28 August 2012)  
 



The Navatas city cemetery is at the centre of a unique community. Nearly 2000 families have made their homes on, around and inside its walls. But now the residents are having to fight for their future.

Bagong Silang is 21st century slum life with a twist: a living community built around a city of the dead. It's a way of life that may soon be laid to rest. "I can't say what will happen in ten years". Jaime has called the shanty town home for over thirty years. Now, he is on borrowed time, living under threat of eviction, and he appreciates the irony of his community's predicament. "Bagong Silang means 'new born'. Whoever named this place, I have no idea".

Giselle Santons & Zena Merton

 

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