More than half of the world lives in cities, so the Global Lives Project chose to film five urban and five rural people.
The Global Lives project set out to document 24 hours in the daily life of ten everyday people from around the world who roughly represent the diversity of humanity. The goal was to create a dialogue about people's societal differences, as well as their common humanity.
One of the people they filmed was Zhanna, a five-year-old girl from Kazakhstan. Zhanna Dosmailova has grown up in an orphanage, though she is not an orphan herself. Her parents are employed by the orphanage, earning 33 USD per each of the five family members per month, just over 1 USD per day. Zhanna and her two older brothers often play Wii and other games with the orphans, one of a few luxuries donated by non-profit organizations and American sponsors.
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