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 18 year-old Muttu Kumar. Despite leaving school at age twelve due to financial constraints, Muttu speaks Hindi, Kannada, English, and a fair bit of French. These skills are central to his work as a tour guide and postcard salesman in Hampi, India, where the architectural achievements of the Vijaynagar Empire have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Muttu earns less than $2 a day.
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