Extreme World Season 2

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Sociopolitical Documentary hosted by Ross Kemp, published by BSkyB in 2012 - English narration

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Ross Kemp: Extreme World Season 2 Ross Kemp travels to some of the most dangerous, lawless and violent regions on Earth, to show how international organised crime, terrorists and local criminal networks have created alliances that are destroying the lives of millions of people. Covering stories that are deemed too dangerous to tell, getting first-hand accounts from the victims of crime; he will join the police who are battling the criminals and will come face to face with the criminals themselves. In each episode Ross Kemp will hunt down, meet and challenge criminals who spread death and mayhem around our world through drug dealing, human trafficking, terrorism, and murder. From the violent slums of Karachi to the lawless prisons of Venezuela, Extreme World 2 takes Ross across five continents in search of the stories that rarely make the news yet affect the lives of millions.

[edit] Karachi

In the first episode of this gritty returning series, Ross Kemp is in Karachi, where ethnic differences are being exploited by political parties and criminal gangs to create a lethal muddle of extortion, torture, kidnap and killings. And from what Kemp experiences in the notorious Lyari district, little seems set to change. It’s grimly compelling, and very sad: even volunteer paramedics face attack when collecting bodies.

[edit] Venezuela

While Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian revolution has improved the lives of millions of Venezuelans, there are still areas impervious to his utopian socialist vision. These are the parts that Kemp seeks out in Caracas, from the hospital dealing with dozens of gunshot wound victims every night, to the grim prison where there are no guards. One Chavez supporter points out the clinics and new housing, but Kemp is left bemused that a country so rich in resources can still be failing so many of its people. The actor visits Caracas, Venezuela, to find out how the world's most oil-rich nation has also become one of its most violent. Ross visits a police station on the edge of the capital's most notorious slums, spending time with cops who are out-manned and out-gunned in a city where 50 to 60 police officers are killed a year.

[edit] Marseille

The former EastEnders tough guy continues his travels to expose the hardships caused by criminal activities across the globe, tracking down and challenging those responsible. This week he is in France, where he explores the dark side of the city of Marseille, and takes a detour into one of the city's most dangerous and secure estates..

[edit] New Orleans

The actor heads to New Orleans, where he discovers a homelessness epidemic with 50,000 houses still derelict seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region. He also speaks to two police officers about the breakdown in relations between the NOPD and the local population in a city with the highest murder rate in America, explores allegations of violence and corruption made against law enforcement, and meets a woman whose 13-year-old son has been charged with armed robbery.

[edit] East Africa

The actor finds out about witchcraft across much of Africa, sparking senseless murders as those believed to practise magic are hunted down, tortured and killed by vigilante groups playing judge, jury and executioner. In the month before Kemp arrived on the continent, 20 suspects were slaughtered, demonstrating how deeply these beliefs have penetrated society.

[edit] Glasgow

The actor explores Glasgow, a bustling metropolis that boasts a thriving tourist industry and a winning bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which also thought to have a homeless population of more than 10,000. In addition to learning about the supported accommodation scheme, he visits a private charity-run hostel - and asks if there is a danger that vulnerable people are cared for too much, to the point they take no responsibility for themselves at all. The statistics are shocking: in some areas of Glasgow, despite years of regeneration, unemployment is at 68 per cent, while life expectancy can be as low as 54. Kemp is slightly closer to home than usual, exploring the vicious cycle of poverty, homelessness and alcohol/ drug abuse that still blights the city. There are some good news stories: Kemp meets former chancers whose lives are being turned around with supported housing, but too many others are falling through the cracks of the welfare system. In a programme with its fair share of eye-watering moments, Kemp admits, “I’m as guilty as anyone else of turning a blind eye to the poverty in this country.”

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 2086 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz)
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 43mins
  • Number Of Parts: 6
  • Part Size: 701 MB
  • Source: DVD
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