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Ross Kemp in the Congo

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Drizzela · 24/02/2011 08:10

Will we watch this... can we hold hands?

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queenofthecapitalwasteland · 24/02/2011 08:26

I'd love to watch but I don't have sky. What upsets me most about these programs is you never seem to see any change.
As much as this horror is brought to people's attention, the credits still role with the statistics reminding you this still happens and very few people in the UK and the rest of the world seem to care.

Drizzela · 24/02/2011 10:25

I watched last week and it was about Heroin and drug gangs in the US. Predictably it was the women who were beingmost exploited.

Ross's take on it all is always pretty resigned and hopeless. I thinkhe sets out to raise awareness rather than solve a problem which i suppose is respectful given the gravity of most of the situations he examines.

Last week's show was hard enough to watch. Having seen clips of the Congo espisode next week I don't know if I can face it Sad

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PersonalClown · 24/02/2011 10:27

Oh I'm watching.
RK does seem a bit defeated, doesn't he?

Drizzela · 24/02/2011 10:30

He does Sad unsuprisingly though.

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FlamingOBingo · 24/02/2011 10:42

I don't have sky so couldn't watch it.

Is there an argument for ethically produced electronics, where the manufacturers refuse to buy minerals from mines that aren't ethically managed by the Congolese? If no one was buying the minerals, then there wouldn't be such bloodshed...?

StewieGriffinsMom · 24/02/2011 22:08

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Drizzela · 25/02/2011 10:31

I think wednesday at 9pm?

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carriedababi · 03/03/2011 23:46

just watched this, feel so sad and stired up now, i just do not know what the answer is.

should the uk step and try and do something? if so what?

soldierandfatherof4 · 08/03/2011 15:16

i watched it and felt sickened to the core after it as on record that 3 years of age is the youngest victim as i have a 3 year old and that got my back right up and i wish i could be deployed out there to help to take these "sick in the head" people out. i feel uk forces should step in and pull out of else were. i feel Ross Kemp has sone very well to broadcast this over the telly to get people to see that this problem is still occuring even ten years after and he went were no UN Troops dare to go so my hat is of to you kind Sir.

soldierandfatherof4 · 08/03/2011 15:25

i think uk should step in by deploying troops so firstly protect the hospital that house the victims and to make it known to the congo people as a save place for them and to get out and around congo taking on the militcia and to train the congonesse army to better them to not stand for these sickly idiots and to drive them out or take them out which ever comes first. secondly help rebuild this country to a happier, safer and sucesfull country.

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