Global Perspective [world Service]

Eight radio stations from around the world contribute a programme on the theme on belief.

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1/8. Australia's Aborigines believe they must protect the ancient lungfish in Queensland - and its government believes that it must dam the river valley to provide enough water.

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2/8. Eight radio stations from around the world contribute a programme on the theme on belief.

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Treasure on Earth: A personal quest to understand why the charismatic church in Ghana is so materialistic, with Kofi Owusu.

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Treasure on Earth: A personal quest to understand why the charismatic church in Ghana is so materialistic, with Kofi Owusu.

3/8. Treasure on Earth: Kofi Owusu seeks to understand why the charismatic Church in Ghana is so materialistic.

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4/8. Little Fish in a Multicultural Pond: David Swatling looks at initiatives to bring communities together in Amsterdam.

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5/8. Eight radio stations from around the world contribute a programme on the theme on belief. Abraham Lincoln's death, by Soundprint USA.

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6/8. God Indifferent: Eight radio stations from around the world contribute a programme on the theme on belief.

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7/8. The Lucky Secret to Success: Eight radio stations from around the world contribute a programme on the theme on belief.

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8/8. A True Brother: The beliefs that kept brothers apart.

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8/8. A True Brother: The beliefs that kept brothers apart.

6/8. God Indifferent:.

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8/8. A True Brother: The beliefs that kept brothers apart.

6/8. God Indifferent:.

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1/5. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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2/5. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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3/5. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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4/5. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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4/5. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

4/4. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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1/4. The Convict Streak: Australia was a penal colony, but the prisoners' resilience makes modern Australians proud of their inherited convict streak.

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2/4. Escape to New Zealand: Three environmental refugees talk of their personal experiences in dealing with the issues facing Earth.

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2/4. Escape to New Zealand: Three environmental refugees talk of their personal experiences in dealing with the issues facing Earth.

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Escape to New Zealand: Three environmental refugees talk of their personal experiences in dealing with the issues facing Earth.

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Escape to New Zealand: Three environmental refugees talk of their personal experiences in dealing with the issues facing Earth.

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3/4. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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3/4. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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3/4. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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4/4. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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4/4. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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4/4. Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

The Convict Streak - 120080426

Australia was a penal colony, but the prisoners' resilience makes modern Australians proud of their inherited convict streak.

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Australia's Aborigines believe they must protect the ancient lungfish in Queensland - and its government believes that it must dam the river valley to provide enough water.

01Alert Bay - My Life So Far - The Documentary20090703

Teenagers on a remote Canadian island talk about preserving their native culture.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01Alert Bay - My Life So Far - The Documentary20090704

Teenagers on a remote Canadian island talk about preserving their native culture.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01Alert Bay - My Life So Far - The Documentary20090705

Teenagers on a remote Canadian island talk about preserving their native culture.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

01The Friday Documentary - The Documentary20100423

How are young people like Anza, Freddy and Sibusiso coping with long-term job searching?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Anza, Sibusiso and Freddy are unemployed.

Like many 20-somethings in Soweto they are all looking for work. Unemployment in the Johannesburg suburb is well above South Africa's national average.

"I don't have something that is challenging me... I need challenge in my life."

Hardly surprising then that many young people have become "discouraged jobseekers". They feel that living in Soweto is in itself is counting against them.

How are Anza, Sibusiso and Freddy coping with long-term unemployment and the daily temptations to make a fast - rather than an honest - buck?

At the Edge in Soweto is the first in this year's Global Perspective documentary series. It was made in partnership with SAFM radio.

01The Friday Documentary - The Documentary20100424

How are young people like Anza, Freddy and Sibusiso coping with long-term job searching?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Anza, Sibusiso and Freddy are unemployed.

Like many 20-somethings in Soweto they are all looking for work. Unemployment in the Johannesburg suburb is well above South Africa's national average.

"I don't have something that is challenging me... I need challenge in my life."

Hardly surprising then that many young people have become "discouraged jobseekers". They feel that living in Soweto is in itself is counting against them.

How are Anza, Sibusiso and Freddy coping with long-term unemployment and the daily temptations to make a fast - rather than an honest - buck?

At the Edge in Soweto is the first in this year's Global Perspective documentary series. It was made in partnership with SAFM radio.

01The Friday Documentary - The Documentary20100425

How are young people like Anza, Freddy and Sibusiso coping with long-term job searching?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Anza, Sibusiso and Freddy are unemployed.

Like many 20-somethings in Soweto they are all looking for work. Unemployment in the Johannesburg suburb is well above South Africa's national average.

"I don't have something that is challenging me... I need challenge in my life."

Hardly surprising then that many young people have become "discouraged jobseekers". They feel that living in Soweto is in itself is counting against them.

How are Anza, Sibusiso and Freddy coping with long-term unemployment and the daily temptations to make a fast - rather than an honest - buck?

At the Edge in Soweto is the first in this year's Global Perspective documentary series. It was made in partnership with SAFM radio.

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02Global Perspective: Islands Of Security - The Documentary20090710

Islands of Security looks at the impact of South Africa's gated communities.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In South Africa's not so distant past, the word 'island' would have immediately conjured up Robben Island off Cape Town, the prison for decades of Nelson Mandela and his fellow political prisoners during apartheid.

But in a country of very high levels of violent crime, with a murder rate around seven times that of the USA, other 'islands' are springing up inland - the gated and guarded residential estates which are becoming a refuge for the wealthy.

Gated communities are a form of living spreading widely in all continents, especially where the difference between rich and poor is greatest, but in South Africa with its history of apartheid and exclusion on racial grounds, the subject of privatisation of space and keeping people out is a particularly sensitive one.

In Islands of Security for SAFM radio in Johannesburg, Sibahle Malinga visits Dainfern security estate in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, a gated community with a 7.5 km perimeter, protected by a high electrified double fence, guarded gateways, and armed security guards.

Sibahle's journey takes her to the nearby township of Diepsloot to find out how its residents feel about being outside the fence, and the outskirts of Soweto where a wealthy man living without high fences or gates describes how his feeling of security comes from being known by his neighbours.

Islands of Security is part of Global Perspective, a documentary series on BBC World Service in which six documentary makers from around the world contribute a programme, giving a local perspective on a shared chosen theme. This year the theme is Islands.

02Global Perspective: Islands Of Security - The Documentary20090711

Islands of Security looks at the impact of South Africa's gated communities.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In South Africa's not so distant past, the word 'island' would have immediately conjured up Robben Island off Cape Town, the prison for decades of Nelson Mandela and his fellow political prisoners during apartheid.

But in a country of very high levels of violent crime, with a murder rate around seven times that of the USA, other 'islands' are springing up inland - the gated and guarded residential estates which are becoming a refuge for the wealthy.

Gated communities are a form of living spreading widely in all continents, especially where the difference between rich and poor is greatest, but in South Africa with its history of apartheid and exclusion on racial grounds, the subject of privatisation of space and keeping people out is a particularly sensitive one.

In Islands of Security for SAFM radio in Johannesburg, Sibahle Malinga visits Dainfern security estate in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, a gated community with a 7.5 km perimeter, protected by a high electrified double fence, guarded gateways, and armed security guards.

Sibahle's journey takes her to the nearby township of Diepsloot to find out how its residents feel about being outside the fence, and the outskirts of Soweto where a wealthy man living without high fences or gates describes how his feeling of security comes from being known by his neighbours.

Islands of Security is part of Global Perspective, a documentary series on BBC World Service in which six documentary makers from around the world contribute a programme, giving a local perspective on a shared chosen theme. This year the theme is Islands.

02Global Perspective: Islands Of Security - The Documentary20090712

Islands of Security looks at the impact of South Africa's gated communities.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

In South Africa's not so distant past, the word 'island' would have immediately conjured up Robben Island off Cape Town, the prison for decades of Nelson Mandela and his fellow political prisoners during apartheid.

But in a country of very high levels of violent crime, with a murder rate around seven times that of the USA, other 'islands' are springing up inland - the gated and guarded residential estates which are becoming a refuge for the wealthy.

Gated communities are a form of living spreading widely in all continents, especially where the difference between rich and poor is greatest, but in South Africa with its history of apartheid and exclusion on racial grounds, the subject of privatisation of space and keeping people out is a particularly sensitive one.

In Islands of Security for SAFM radio in Johannesburg, Sibahle Malinga visits Dainfern security estate in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, a gated community with a 7.5 km perimeter, protected by a high electrified double fence, guarded gateways, and armed security guards.

Sibahle's journey takes her to the nearby township of Diepsloot to find out how its residents feel about being outside the fence, and the outskirts of Soweto where a wealthy man living without high fences or gates describes how his feeling of security comes from being known by his neighbours.

Islands of Security is part of Global Perspective, a documentary series on BBC World Service in which six documentary makers from around the world contribute a programme, giving a local perspective on a shared chosen theme. This year the theme is Islands.

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At the Edge: each episode interprets this in a way that is revealing about the characte...

At the Edge: each episode interprets this in a way that is revealing about the character and culture of their country.

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At the Edge: each episode interprets this in a way that is revealing about the character and culture of their country.

At the Edge: each episode interprets this in a way that is revealing about the characte...

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03Global Perspective: Death Diminishes Me - The Documentary20090717

The isolation of living with HIV in New Zealand.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The international documentary series Global Perspective this year has the theme of Islands, and Radio New Zealand's interpretation is based on the isolation suffered by those living with the HIV virus.

In New Zealand more than half of HIV positive people don't know anyone else with HIV so their journey is likely to be solitary.

Death Diminishes Me asks the listener to consider what isolates people from, and what connects them to their friends, family and each other.

Fifteen funerals within five years – that’s the situation Shane found himself in the early 1990s when his friends started dying from AIDS related illnesses.

Shane is one of five HIV Positive men from New Zealand who share their personal reflections and stories in Death Diminishes Me as they work towards self-acceptance.

03Global Perspective: Death Diminishes Me - The Documentary20090718

The isolation of living with HIV in New Zealand.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The international documentary series Global Perspective this year has the theme of Islands, and Radio New Zealand's interpretation is based on the isolation suffered by those living with the HIV virus.

In New Zealand more than half of HIV positive people don't know anyone else with HIV so their journey is likely to be solitary.

Death Diminishes Me asks the listener to consider what isolates people from, and what connects them to their friends, family and each other.

Fifteen funerals within five years – that’s the situation Shane found himself in the early 1990s when his friends started dying from AIDS related illnesses.

Shane is one of five HIV Positive men from New Zealand who share their personal reflections and stories in Death Diminishes Me as they work towards self-acceptance.

03Global Perspective: Death Diminishes Me - The Documentary20090719

The isolation of living with HIV in New Zealand.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The international documentary series Global Perspective this year has the theme of Islands, and Radio New Zealand's interpretation is based on the isolation suffered by those living with the HIV virus.

In New Zealand more than half of HIV positive people don't know anyone else with HIV so their journey is likely to be solitary.

Death Diminishes Me asks the listener to consider what isolates people from, and what connects them to their friends, family and each other.

Fifteen funerals within five years – that’s the situation Shane found himself in the early 1990s when his friends started dying from AIDS related illnesses.

Shane is one of five HIV Positive men from New Zealand who share their personal reflections and stories in Death Diminishes Me as they work towards self-acceptance.

03Treasure On Earth2007041320070414

A personal quest to understand why the charismatic church in Ghana is so materialistic, with Kofi Owusu.

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04Global Perspective: Across The Waters - The Documentary20090724

How Fair Isle, one of Britain's most remote island communities, is keeping its numbers up.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

This year the international documentary series Global Perspective has the theme of Islands, and for BBC World Service Radio Nick Rankin travels to Fair Isle, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the British Isles, to see how newcomers find their place in a small and tight-knit community on a rocky island which is too windy for trees to grow on, one of the Shetland Islands way north of the Scottish mainland, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea.

At times in the last century Fair Isle's population became so low that there was talk of evacuation, as happened on the island of St Kilda. But Fair Isle is an outward looking island which has always traded things like its famous patterned knitwear, and its community has survived because of its capacity to absorb newcomers and make them its own.

In Sepember 2005 the Fair Isle community of around 65 people advertised for a family to join them, and after interest from all over the world, Tommy Hyndman, a hat maker from Saratoga Springs, New York, his wife Liz Musser and their young son Henry were the successful applicants.

Nick Rankin talks to them and other incomers of different generations to Fair Isle about creating a life there, as well as to the 'indigenous' islanders they have joined.

04Global Perspective: Across The Waters - The Documentary20090725

How Fair Isle, one of Britain's most remote island communities, is keeping its numbers up.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

This year the international documentary series Global Perspective has the theme of Islands, and for BBC World Service Radio Nick Rankin travels to Fair Isle, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the British Isles, to see how newcomers find their place in a small and tight-knit community on a rocky island which is too windy for trees to grow on, one of the Shetland Islands way north of the Scottish mainland, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea.

At times in the last century Fair Isle's population became so low that there was talk of evacuation, as happened on the island of St Kilda. But Fair Isle is an outward looking island which has always traded things like its famous patterned knitwear, and its community has survived because of its capacity to absorb newcomers and make them its own.

In Sepember 2005 the Fair Isle community of around 65 people advertised for a family to join them, and after interest from all over the world, Tommy Hyndman, a hat maker from Saratoga Springs, New York, his wife Liz Musser and their young son Henry were the successful applicants.

Nick Rankin talks to them and other incomers of different generations to Fair Isle about creating a life there, as well as to the 'indigenous' islanders they have joined.

04Global Perspective: Across The Waters - The Documentary20090726

How Fair Isle, one of Britain's most remote island communities, is keeping its numbers up.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

This year the international documentary series Global Perspective has the theme of Islands, and for BBC World Service Radio Nick Rankin travels to Fair Isle, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the British Isles, to see how newcomers find their place in a small and tight-knit community on a rocky island which is too windy for trees to grow on, one of the Shetland Islands way north of the Scottish mainland, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea.

At times in the last century Fair Isle's population became so low that there was talk of evacuation, as happened on the island of St Kilda. But Fair Isle is an outward looking island which has always traded things like its famous patterned knitwear, and its community has survived because of its capacity to absorb newcomers and make them its own.

In Sepember 2005 the Fair Isle community of around 65 people advertised for a family to join them, and after interest from all over the world, Tommy Hyndman, a hat maker from Saratoga Springs, New York, his wife Liz Musser and their young son Henry were the successful applicants.

Nick Rankin talks to them and other incomers of different generations to Fair Isle about creating a life there, as well as to the 'indigenous' islanders they have joined.

04Little Fish In A Multicultural Pond2007042020070421

David Swatling looks at initiatives to bring communities together in Amsterdam.

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Documentaries from around the world giving a local perspective on the theme of escape.

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Abraham Lincoln's death, by Soundprint USA.

05Global Perspective: Chung King Mansions - The Documentary20090731

A slice of life in the shabby tenement building in Hong Kong's busy commercial district.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The international documentary series Global Perspective this year has the theme of Islands.

The 'island chosen by RTHK is an infamous Hong Kong tenement building, in Kowloon’s teeming Nathan Road.

Chung King Mansions has a colourful past, and who knows what future.

Built as luxury residential flats in the early 1960s, these days it's a haven for asylum seekers, commercial travelers from the Africa and the developing world and anyone who needs a cheap place to stay.

Chungking Mansions stands out like a shabby island from its more luxurious surroundings: with a thousand owners and bad past management it has been impossible ever to get agreement on what to do with it.

Meanwhile the wiring could burst into flames at any minute, it thrives as a business community, appears to be self-sufficient and is an international melting pot which has been a law unto itself.

Chung King Mansions is produced by Sarah Passmore of RTHK Radio 3.

05Global Perspective: Chung King Mansions - The Documentary20090801

A slice of life in the shabby tenement building in Hong Kong's busy commercial district.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The international documentary series Global Perspective this year has the theme of Islands.

The 'island chosen by RTHK is an infamous Hong Kong tenement building, in Kowloon’s teeming Nathan Road.

Chung King Mansions has a colourful past, and who knows what future.

Built as luxury residential flats in the early 1960s, these days it's a haven for asylum seekers, commercial travelers from the Africa and the developing world and anyone who needs a cheap place to stay.

Chungking Mansions stands out like a shabby island from its more luxurious surroundings: with a thousand owners and bad past management it has been impossible ever to get agreement on what to do with it.

Meanwhile the wiring could burst into flames at any minute, it thrives as a business community, appears to be self-sufficient and is an international melting pot which has been a law unto itself.

Chung King Mansions is produced by Sarah Passmore of RTHK Radio 3.

05Global Perspective: Chung King Mansions - The Documentary20090802

A slice of life in the shabby tenement building in Hong Kong's busy commercial district.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The international documentary series Global Perspective this year has the theme of Islands.

The 'island chosen by RTHK is an infamous Hong Kong tenement building, in Kowloon’s teeming Nathan Road.

Chung King Mansions has a colourful past, and who knows what future.

Built as luxury residential flats in the early 1960s, these days it's a haven for asylum seekers, commercial travelers from the Africa and the developing world and anyone who needs a cheap place to stay.

Chungking Mansions stands out like a shabby island from its more luxurious surroundings: with a thousand owners and bad past management it has been impossible ever to get agreement on what to do with it.

Meanwhile the wiring could burst into flames at any minute, it thrives as a business community, appears to be self-sufficient and is an international melting pot which has been a law unto itself.

Chung King Mansions is produced by Sarah Passmore of RTHK Radio 3.

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Abraham Lincoln's death, by Soundprint USA.

06Global Perspective: Traffic Islands - The Documentary20090807

Traffic Islands explores lives drawn to the public traffic grid.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

This documentary explores the stories of people whose lives intersect with traffic islands and streetscapes.

From a scientist trying to work out how many species of ant live on the traffic islands on Broadway, one of New York's most famous streets, to a solitary homeless man who makes a living on the street corner, trying to catch the attention of the human traffic in Washington DC.

There is also the Maryland family who use the roadside as a place to create a memorial to a lost son, killed in a car crash. What they have in common is that they map out parts of their lives that would usually be private on the public traffic grid.

Traffic Islands was produced and presented by Gemma Hooley of Soundprint Media Center. It is part of Global Perspective, the BBC World Service international documentary series. This year's theme is Islands.

06Global Perspective: Traffic Islands - The Documentary20090808

Traffic Islands explores lives drawn to the public traffic grid.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

This documentary explores the stories of people whose lives intersect with traffic islands and streetscapes.

From a scientist trying to work out how many species of ant live on the traffic islands on Broadway, one of New York's most famous streets, to a solitary homeless man who makes a living on the street corner, trying to catch the attention of the human traffic in Washington DC.

There is also the Maryland family who use the roadside as a place to create a memorial to a lost son, killed in a car crash. What they have in common is that they map out parts of their lives that would usually be private on the public traffic grid.

Traffic Islands was produced and presented by Gemma Hooley of Soundprint Media Center. It is part of Global Perspective, the BBC World Service international documentary series. This year's theme is Islands.

06Global Perspective: Traffic Islands - The Documentary20090809

Traffic Islands explores lives drawn to the public traffic grid.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

This documentary explores the stories of people whose lives intersect with traffic islands and streetscapes.

From a scientist trying to work out how many species of ant live on the traffic islands on Broadway, one of New York's most famous streets, to a solitary homeless man who makes a living on the street corner, trying to catch the attention of the human traffic in Washington DC.

There is also the Maryland family who use the roadside as a place to create a memorial to a lost son, killed in a car crash. What they have in common is that they map out parts of their lives that would usually be private on the public traffic grid.

Traffic Islands was produced and presented by Gemma Hooley of Soundprint Media Center. It is part of Global Perspective, the BBC World Service international documentary series. This year's theme is Islands.

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6/8. God Indifferent:.

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6/8. God Indifferent:.