The Insider: Series Two

20 Sep 2017   /   Share

In the first episode of the second series of his acclaimed series The Insider, Reggie heads to Ghana to live on one of the largest electronic waste dumps in the world - Accra's Agbogbloshie.

Working with a group of 'burner boys', the people grafting at what is considered to be the bottom of the ladder, Reggie discovers first-hand what life is like for the people who eke out a living on the site. Dumping electronic waste is illegal, and the chemicals in the soil in Agbogbloshie mean it has been described as 'the most toxic place on earth'.

In a refugee camp, Reggie visits the Middle East to spend a week living and sleeping in the largest refugee camp in Iraq alongside 30,000 Syrian refugees. Since the war in Syria first began, nearly 11 million people have fled their homes in search of safety. The news has been dominated by those trying to cross into Europe, but some five million people ended up in refugee camps.

But what is it really like to be a 21st-century refugee? And what is it like to plan for your future when you can't go home and you can't move on?

A year after spending a week living as an inmate, Reggie is heading back to jail. Only this time, he'll be working as a guard. Working inside Guildford County Jail in North Carolina, Reggie helps guard nearly a thousand prisoners whose crimes range from minor misdemeanours to murder.

What is it like working in a system operating under unprecedented scrutiny? And having seen incarceration from the other side, will he feel part of the solution or part of the problem?

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