Sixty-one percent of the world's population lives in Asia, so the Global Lives Project chose to film six Asians.
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 32 year-old Dadah, a farm worker in the highlands of West Java. A practicing Muslim, Dadah married in her teens. Her family of 5 lives on just $3 a day. Today, most children are sent to school instead of being married off, but despite such positive changes, residents continue to face problems related to the land ownership situation. 85% of farm workers do not own their own land, a plantation system which has been in place since Dutch colonial days.
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