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TakePart's 'Hidden Connections' [Video Series]
October 25, 2016
This thought-provoking digital video series explores the human consequences of climate change, and specifically, its little-known link to child marriage. Produced by TakePart and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the “Hidden Connections” illustrates how the lives of two teenage girls were forever altered after their families’ farms and homes were lost because of river erosion. As a means of survival, many families living in rural areas of Bangladesh are forced to relocate to the capital of Dhaka. “Hidden Connections” introduces the viewer to Brishti and Razia and relies on intimate access to the girls’ lives, friends, and family to demonstrate how climate change’s impacts on food and income are also shaping social norms and women's progress in the country.
“When TakePart collaborated with the Thomson Reuters Foundation on this project, it was important for us to highlight the real-life circumstances that many around the world find themselves in due to changes in weather and climate,” commented Eric Noe, the Senior Vice President of Digital Programming and Editor-in-Chief of TakePart.
“We wanted to tell the story of how those circumstances put people in positions where they feel forced to make decisions—like arranging marriages for their young daughters—and then look at the impacts of both climate change and child marriage on their families, their communities, and the broader society.”