More than half of the world lives in cities, so the Global Lives Project chose to film five urban and five rural people.
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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 Rumi, a 22 year-old girl from Tokyo, Japan. She attends an all-girls university to major in management studies. In her hometown, Rumi serves as a Girl Scout leader guiding other upcoming scouts. Due to an accident that occurred about two years ago, Rumi uses a wheelchair to travel around the city. As a physically challenged person, Rumi draws attention when moving through the city or strolling around. Her dream is to be able to walk again without any assistance.

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