Welcome to the World

Brian Hill, United Kingdom, 2012

52 min.Documentary

Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor?
130 million babies are born each year, and not one of them decide where they will be born or how they will live. In Cambodia, you are likely to be born to a
family living on less than $1 a day. In Sierra Leone chances of surviving the first year are half those of the worldwide average. Director Brian Hill takes a worldwide trip to meet the newest generation - In the USA, expectant mother Starr's new baby could well be one more of 1.6 million homeless children now living in the streets.
Basic information Credits
Original title Welcome to the World
Danish title Velkommen til verden
Other titles Why Poverty? - Welcome to the World, Hvorfor fattigdom? - Velkommen til verden
Keywords Births, Mortality, Toddlers, Children, Poverty, Childhood conditions, Developing countries
Director Brian Hill
Producer Brian Hill, Rachel Tierney
Director of Photography Michael Timney
Editor Stuart Briggs
Sound Ian Maclagan
Composer Duncan Glasson
Production country United Kingdom
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DR TV
Danish theatrical release 25.11.2012
Cinemas DR 2 Alle 8 film vises 25. nov - 2. dec. 2012
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company
Executive Producer Steps International
Co-production ZDF, BBC, SVT, ARTE, The Open University, VPRO - Television, NHK, YLE TV1, DR TV
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DR TV


Direction Brian Hill


Producer Brian Hill
Producer Rachel Tierney
Producer's assistant Claire Braden
Executive producer Liesel Evans
Executive producer Katie Bailiff
Production manager Jane Nicholson
Production coordinator Mandy Skelton


Cinematographer Michael Timney
First assistant camera Bona Khoy


Editor Stuart Briggs
Online editor Nick Anderson


Music Duncan Glasson


Sound engineer Ian Maclagan
Sound mixer George Foulgham


Voiceover Sophie Okonedo
Voiceover Sofie Gråbøl

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