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good. to be. discovered. since my. documentary. hello and welcome to this week's focus on europe liz show adopting a baby is often the last means for childless couples to fulfill their dream of starting a family but waiting lists are long and that's why many europeans decide to adopt
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children from other countries like indonesia they want to have a child and to give a home to those whose parents gave them up for adoption out of poverty or hardship children like these ones here in the slums object at such adoptions bad the danger of turning young ones into commodities. authorities in the netherlands have currency suspended all international adoptions even from indonesia the move comes after an official inquiry uncovered adoption abuse like forged birth certificates the report also shows that some children web bought or even stolen from their birth parents media boy back a man and a man have fought to reveal the scandal and the role of the dutch states but it's difficult for the 2 women to live with the truth about their past.
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being that you belong i think it's important for everybody to know where they come from so that everyone has a basic right to know their roots. it defines your existence. you stand. up north i always have the feeling that miriam and i were not biological sisters that we didn't have the same parents who always it's very strange to have people tell you that your biological sisters when somehow you know it's not true indonesia september 979 it's adoption day and 2 little girls are being picked up from a children's home by a dutch couple. they're given new names miriam and delete supposedly they're sisters but 41 years later a d.n.a. test would prove this was not true. i had done so when you have the information in
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black and white it really hits you hard because i didn't expect that it really affected me been according to the test the 2 are not even distant relatives just as do it better human had always suspected for years she poor and over her adoption papers desperately searching for information about her true identity but instead she found forgeries irregularities and lies on a another. file i see another signature also from her father sly meant he can see they don't totally don't match at all i showed it to everyone else you can see it yourself well and they say but at that church looked at it then it is all right even my mother said it i showed it to her but she didn't want to believe over the years dovid has met many other of jesus in the netherlands most have similar discrepancies in their adoption paperwork among them is lawyer d.v.d.
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are you. she helped convince the dutch government to set up a commission to investigate the commission's report has now been published and reveals shocking abuse this in cases of international doctrine from brazil colombia indonesia sri lanka and bangladesh before 9 $198.00 it lists cases of baby farms human trafficking and forged documents they confirmed what we are seeing for years now and perhaps i also was hoping that they would say well it wasn't so bad but now it's actually a confirmation that it is very bad day every day you now represents a group of out of t.'s who marched with the dutch state funds their research for their biological parents so for now the government has admitted to its mistakes turning a blind eye for too long over it if the state did not do what was expected of it.
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it should have been more active in preventing this abuse. this is the painful truth the apologies are needed and therefore today on behalf of the cabinet i apologize to those impacted. the report warns today's adoption system is still vulnerable to dubious practices and proved so damning it prompted the government to suspend international adoptions david a year's adoptive mother welcomes the decision she trusts that the dutch authorities when she adopted her daughter missing still tumbled or maybe her biological mother is still searching for her we never knew what was going on. excuse me. it makes me really sad to know there might be someone out there still looking for their child or place it's a terrible thought. but imagine you take your daughter to daycare
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and when you come to pick her up they say they've given her away to someone who can take better care of her own the baby the fall short of. so. since the 970 s. the around 40000 children have been adopted from abroad in 2 dutch families the investigative report shows how private into media organizations profited from the adoptions and per chokin abuses several of these organizations refused our interview requests for those affected this comes as no surprise. in africa especially in the big periods let's say his ninety's were approximately $2500000000.00 a year was stunning or over in the country that it does in the street right. are you going to tell me that we could not have used percent of this money to help the
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families in this country i don't believe so i think we could have held them all to date doritos and miriam are both happily married and have children of their old but the idea that they may have been kidnapped or sold still haunts them their adoptive parents had to pay several $1000.00 euros in placement fees to make the adoption happen to our region miriam grew up believing that their biological parents were poor sick i'm able to feed their children they say looking for the truth can be a painful process are you ready to know that you won't find them that also your papers are false if you are ready for that then i would say go if you're not ready don't do it because it will it's only painful for you and well we are 40 years old and in you need people won't get really or so maybe there are or already
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death maybe so and if you're happy now you can choose for it to stay happy. or it and miriam have given up their search for their relatives in indonesia. those fundamental questions about their heritage origins and ancestors may never be answered but what remains is a common history their life in the netherlands and their promise to always support each other as sisters. when we talk about 1000 victims we mainly mean those who have died from the disease or those who have fallen severely ill yet one group often gets forgotten people like sheba who did to get infected with the coronavirus then officially recovered but was still experiencing effects even months later experts call this condition long cove now one common symptom is that patients find it difficult to breathe
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a clinic in the u.k. even is now working with opera singers who are teaching patients how to breathe properly the project has become so successful that it will be rolled out in all clinics across the u.k. . to combat. is a trained singer and for some of them it's a bit too hard work at the moment but what it does is it just allows your voice a little bit of a chance to unpressed. she's developed special greeting exercises for patients. thanks to suzy she was once again healthy and to pursue new hobbies a year or 2 she contracts to severe case of course at 19 i was put on oxygen. 3 months on i remember feeling so fatigued breathless. i mean literally
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from my bed to the bathroom i would just get breathless her g.p. didn't know how to help her it's a dilemma that many other patients suffering from long that are faced with by chance she heard about a scientific study involving different therapy methods. the machine never dreamed that singers of the english national opera of all people would be able to help her. i was totally skeptical i was like ok how does singing how i do i didn't know the science behind it and also my trepidation was that i'm known to sing gar i'm not even a native english speaker so how am i going to sing these lyrics and sing in front of people who i don't know but it was such a nonjudgmental environment that everyone was but that being said.
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and then living is we see today her breathing strong enough 1st continuous i do perform. she trains for this once a week. arms down to show the height. the sessions focus on better pasture relaxation and above all conscious breathing and just hope that for a moment we think a lot about loing breathing down because if you're over breathing you're taking in lots of air and actually tend not to be expelling the air so just giving people tools to slow things down and get them in the moment is really helpful. here she shoes how to write your name with your voice fabulous and that sound that energy sound allows our vocal folds to just stretch a little bit without the full impact of singing.
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birds. it's not really that we're teaching people lots of new techniques it's rather trying to strip away things that were coping mechanisms during a time that was a terribly anxious time and get back to what. breath feels like. singing together during the sessions also creates a sense of community. i could have never imagined coming out of that dark mess all by myself so it's been a huge support system for me it's like my family now we had i guess you can say a common purpose to get better and more beautiful way to think. about and heal them at the same time the. dream is
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to perform on a real and pristine as we see others. and her dream could come. as soon as the damage subsides. because then the english national opera clown's this teacher very special production that's actually. the turkish government is aiming to have the majority of the population vaccinated against the corona virus by june but there is still a long way to go and infection rates have been rising dramatically for weeks reaching remote regions like the village of close to the iranian border is a challenge for health workers it's her dedication that keeps doctors say never going her goal is to convince people of the benefits of a vaccination and to fight some common misconceptions.
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it's not often that strangers undertake biala his journey into the mountains. that's why there is always a little sensation here and now today. for the worse when the medical team comes from town but says. the opening of arab is responsible for coronavirus vaccinations in the area people know her now because everything she says that it was more difficult when she 1st came here her and then how many more people always think on the nose they believe that only men can be docked his women cannot but by now they have gotten used to me and they trust me on the. feast in turkish village of the tin that is located nearly 2000 meters high a few 100 people live here most of them are ethnic kurds. it's been months since
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any coronavirus cases have been reported in altoona data that's one of the reasons why some residents don't understand the importance of being vaccinated. zaineb arab and her team have gotten used to the skepticism and to the climbing they do before him. every home visit. they are convinced that their mission is important. people in the villages lives close together if there is an infection here it will spread very quickly and many don't like coming to the hospitals in nearby towns so we have to come to them while the young. are there is getting his 2nd dose today when the doctors 1st came here a few weeks ago he almost kicked them out. i was afraid at
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1st here in the village a set the doctors were coming to kill the old people are. i hurt the elderly die from the vaccination and that scared us and not just what. they did is familiar with these kinds of reservations that's why she often tells her patients that she and her team have been vaccinated as well as their grandparents. that doesn't convince everyone but it did convince. your knowledge of i hardly felt anything it didn't hurt at all less painful than a bee sting over your. be a family is next on vein at least the journey there is perilous to brooklyn. during my studies i always dreamt of a doctor's position in the east but i never thought that i would climb mountains in
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the snow and ice to get to people's homes. but that's the way it is in a pandemic everyone has to do their part. on the. vaccination visits are a lot of fun for the villages children. a few not so much for. the 74 year old is next in line his wife has talked him into it she has already been vaccinated while her husband is receiving the injection she tells us that she even went to the hospital to get it yeah amazon money attempts in it it's get us when we heard about the virus on t.v. but thank god nothing bad happened to us we live our lives the same way he did she for the disease we do our jobs it made our animals and take care of our houses
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question. the doctors administered 2 more vaccinations that day more isn't really possible under these conditions. but even if it takes time zainab arab is proud of her work. which ensures that the pandemic is under control at least it is here. in russia some rural areas lack even basic infrastructure that's the case in sawyer a small village in the taiga cut off from the rest of the country it's difficult for locals to get daily supplies like food or medicine like uli there is the tiger extras drive. which screen gives the people of saigon a chance to escape them and dane lives once in a while. boris petrovitch schoolman is on his way to pick up passengers. he brings life
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to the taiga i do because i feel sorry for the old ladies their villages are dying you know. his route takes him from the village of new gear to the village of soy in northern russia near our hungus. or to be more precise what used to be a village. a narrow couch railway line is 31 kilometers long the train consists of one passenger car and a diesel locomotive in the seemingly endless russia tyga. morris petrovitch screaming whose affectionately known as petrovitch does the round trip twice a week on mondays and fridays. in winter he gets the stove going well before the 1st passengers get on the journey can last between one and 3 hours depending on how much snow there is on the track. it's not going to be cheer i probably have
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a rodent i suppose and passengers and they didn't get him to be. today he arrives on time it's 8 in the morning. the villagers are glad to see him. here all our hope rests on this train if it breaks down we'll be stuck here forever. but this train is all we have. otherwise we'd have to walk 40 kilometers only old people live here anymore. there used to be a lot of life here not just ramshackle buildings during the soviet era so hugo was an important hub for the lumber industry. millions of cubic meters of forests were cut down and transported from here. laurie mains has a lot of broken equipment which petrovich used to set up
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a functioning passenger service one as reliable and punctual as himself a fact a villager is appreciate. though a train trip through the tiger might sound romantic to some it's not without risk despite the train driver skills. that sometimes the train tips over less often you know but a couple of years ago when i started it was almost every day once i was here and all the sudden the wheels were facing upwards the 1st the passenger car overturned and then it pulled the look of with it i was just wondering if we were going to derail and then we were upside down a good. one the lumber mill closed most people here lost their jobs some took to the bottle of beer drinking wine you know that about you were right snotty and one would be going with what what else is there to do apart from drink and drive cars.
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petrovich doesn't drink and drive he always takes a long food prepared by his wife valentino. hears the chan what's taking so long. there's also picking cucumbers and fruit preserves. the 2 have been together for 40 years living in harmony. he's always full of energy. and he's always on duty hi lynn. the phone rings day and night no worries lena and picking brought up tonight. the villagers depend on him many can match in their lives without petrovich nor their death. you could get one by bush called me recently. i used to be driving the train she
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said oh yeah you please don't stop till i'm dead. i said to her are you crazy that you have to move and you can't it's a month later she was dead. so i carried out her last wish i took her to the cemetery. petrovich plans to carry on driving his train for 10 more years until the last villager has left so i go. did you know that people in france can get very old like really really old a french woman reached 122 years compared to that colette may seem like a young lady after all she is only 106 years old but that's not stopping her from her passion for music. colette's mas has been playing the piano for over
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a century she was born into an upper middle class family in 1918 and what my mother was a hard woman she was quite masculine and even went hunting that music was my consolation my tenderness 'd. especially loves the romantic works by robert schumann she began playing the piano at the tender age of 5 it became her life's passion. she studied as a music conservatory in paris where she also learned fitness techniques like yoga that helped keep her limber to this day. it keeps her body erect less to play things must be very loose here. but talk here at the back. of the piano when you play you need to sit like this. and not like this.
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her son for priests helps manage her career. that's you there you are 17 or 18. year this is your diploma from 134 to. move along. what grade did i get it doesn't say then it must just have been so so whether. we're to put an end to her dream of becoming a professional pianist colette mas worked as a nurse during the german occupation. particularly after the war she became a piano teacher. it was only decades later that she recorded her 1st album by then she was already over 80. now she has 6 c.d.'s to her credit.
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that each is all in your head at least i think so. you must live life with energy that's it. and we wish her much more energy and many more years thanks for watching.
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