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Hard Labour

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25 Sep 2011 20:52 AEST

juan manuel ulloa

From: CHINANDEGA , NICARAGUA

BECAUSE OF THIS DOCUMENTARY THINGS ARE CHANGING IN MY COUNTRY .

just want to thanks everyone that was involved with this project , is a great tool to open people's minds to a change in our culture and pressure the government .

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29 Jul 2011 10:18 AEST

skye

From: wollongong

Awareness leads to action!!

Thankyou to the filmmakers for shedding some light on a country and an issue that whilst I am aware, know little about. I think every single person in the documentary, even the evil bosses who appear to try to hide their obvious law-breaking, are victims of a world driven by greed which has seen nations prosper over others. I think awareness is the best place to start and it's documentaries like this one that help to open our eyes and hopefully find ways to change the world.

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22 Jul 2011 08:48 AEST

Hayley

From: Kirribilli

our ethics

@maria elena vito - so if we stopped breeding... if no more children were born would all our concerns and worries and brokenness fade away? only that the whole of humankind would be faded out and so inequality and injustice too. Is wiping out humanity the only viable answer? I hope not. thanks Danielle Ryan for sharing insights into this polemical topic. Your reporting really showed the reality of the on-the-ground-situation. Well done. Look forward to seeing some of your future works

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10 Jul 2011 21:55 AEST

Patrick

From: Melbourne

No justification for child labour

Paul, if they enforced the ban on child labour then you would reduce the labour supply and therefore raise the price of labour (wages) so the adults could earn more. Adults are also much more capable of organising and trying to fight for the rights and oconditions. Children should be in school and with their parents. There is no excuse for child labour, it benefits no-one.

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06 Jul 2011 21:59 AEST

maria elena vito

From: Tasmania

Our ethics

If there were a change of attitude from us all, that is: stop promoting breeding. The poorest people do multiply themself by ignorance and lack of material resources, and then their children are exploited. The privileged people do breed because one of the two reasons: a) they don't care where and how the coffee, the chocolate, the milk, the meat, the fish and the clothing and, and everything else come from and how. Or, b) they as well are ignorant. These later children enjoy their existence at expenses of those who are exploited.

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06 Jul 2011 10:10 AEST

Mia

From: Sydney

It's so sad...

This film touched my heart. A very thoughtful piece of film making. It's so sad what is going on over there. I really hope Jose gets the chance to go to school. We are so lucky to have been able to grow up in Australia.

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06 Jul 2011 10:10 AEST

John

From: Sydney

"Hard Labour " raises deep questions.

Without directing blame towards any of the people, this documentary showed some aspects of the real problems of people living in poor countries like Nicaragua. It show there were people at all levels of the society trying to do what they saw as best for the children. Part of the solution to the problems of poverty must come from political and social forces outside these countries. Is it possible that there are powerful political forces outside the poor countries that prefer the poverty remains?

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04 Jul 2011 16:17 AEST

gina

From: Sydney

Hard Labour

I thought this was a great piece of film making. I only wish it went longer so we could see more of Jose and his family. Perhaps a follow up documentary?

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