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 nine-year-old Jamila Jad. Born from a Lebanese mother and a Palestinian father, Jamila is one of 400,000 officially registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Her father has been fighting Hepatitis C and cannot work, so her mother works a cleaning job to keep the family afloat. The family lives on $11.2 a day divided by 6 family members, which comes out to about $1.8 dollars a day per family member. Jamila dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up.
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