My friend sent me this interesting documentary. In the capital of The Philippines, population growth has reached 20,000,000. Many are people from poor rural areas who have come into the city looking for work.
In a large cemetery, a shanty town has grown, populated by people living in abject poverty, among the concrete graves. As the graves can only be occupied for five years, they are broken open after that time, and the remains and bones removed. If unclaimed by any relatives, they are stacked in piles, and later burned.
Children play among the graves, and on the piles of bones and skulls. The families eat there, work there in some cases, and live their lives in conditions unknown in any western country. This high-definition film is very well-made, with a reporter who is respectful, and non judgmental. It is only 20 minutes long, and worth watching to make you appreciate how different life is for the rest of us.