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Meet the Woman Reviving One of Asia's Poorest Countries | Short Film Showcase

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Meet Bella Galhos, a human rights activist who fought for Timor-Leste's independence. Now, she tries to create a better, more sustainable future for Asia’s youngest and poorest country. Filmmaker Simon Reichel highlights Galhos' latest project, Leublora Green Village, a women's organic farming cooperative in Mana Bella. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase #NationalGeographic #Asia #ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Meet the Woman Reviving One of Asia's Poorest Countries | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/Br_g5PtCn8E National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Randa Obonk (3 days ago)
Apa yang terjadi sekarang setelah pisah dari Indonesia..
Sidiq Marodix (5 months ago)
Independent they said. LOL
is this love (5 months ago)
its really good to see them got their independence from indonesia. hopefully west papua can get their independence too from that corrupted country.
kosa kata (9 days ago)
Thanks god make timor leste poorer XD Their oil will run out at 2022 and fund run out at 2025 From porest country in south east asia, TL will be poorest country in the world
Sidiq Marodix (5 months ago)
And after that independence, they became one of the poorest country in the world. Congrats.
Mr. D (5 months ago)
Is this new country 🤔
kosa kata (9 days ago)
new? its 20 yrs already XD
kosa kata (9 days ago)
new? its 20 yrs already XD
Ginajhj Simarduuy (5 months ago)
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B.W (5 months ago)
Timor still colonized by aussies
IP. Rangga (5 months ago)
Good luck Timor Leste, you'll need it.
Najib El Maghraoui (5 months ago)
I dont like black people
A. White Man (5 months ago)
Oh how progressive
Yungflyhero Good (5 months ago)
These woman deserve more it was really hard to look there really nice people... 😏😓
Dan Liwag (5 months ago)
They are physically poor but they are SPIRITUALITY AND MENTALY RICH woth love, peace, happiness and glory
Sammy Maniez (5 months ago)
Biarlah layar terkembang Kuingin menyeberang Melintas pulau dan lautan Menjemput cintaku Belahan jiwa Yang tertinggal Di Timor Loro Sae
Lanang Prabu lanang syah (5 months ago)
May they have prosperities in their independence
LogKnow (5 months ago)
The video appears premature because it does not inform her accomplishments.
Dreaded Kitty (3 months ago)
it says rebuilding. Not rebuilt.
invisibleaznDJ (5 months ago)
oh my gawd its the patriarchy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to be little the great things this women is doing. But people have been slinging the patriarchy word around so much incorrectly in the west, now a lot of people become skeptical whenever it is used. GOOD JOB western leftist morons.
Sian Owen (5 months ago)
May God bless you and your community. <3
Đ Mænn (5 months ago)
She's better than Hindu Buda and Christianity
Pilot Kkc (5 months ago)
Đ Mænn what religion has to do with this.
Ethan :D (5 months ago)
The thumbnail looks like she has a power
Jett Cord (5 months ago)
Happy New Year, National Geographic!!!
Kaycee (5 months ago)
Bless her heart ❤️
Fi Ya (5 months ago)
Hallo from your ex
Tech 7 World (5 months ago)
William Roberts (5 months ago)
This is factually misleading. Shallow narrative. Who conquered and Ruled them from 1500 A.D. on? Where's this New Country?
C S (5 months ago)
What a nothing video.
1099 Deus Vult (5 months ago)
They were better off being governed by Portugal. Like many former colonial possessions independence has brought nothing but corruption, poverty, and war. In the case of East Timor independence only brought about decades of oppression by Indonesia.
Noirfifre Noirfifre (5 months ago)
"If people feeding you, you're not independent."
Fritz Asuro (5 months ago)
I literally just learned about this country a day ago and now a video about it popped up!
Teri Scallon (5 months ago)
mradhayuda1 (5 months ago)
So, is it better independen? or "with" Indonesia?
kosa kata (9 days ago)
@Gerardo Da Cruzno need to argue poorest country in ASIA XD And will be poorest country in the world after timor oil funds run out at 2022-2025 XD Half timorese life in poverty what a mess country XD
Gerardo Da Cruz (9 days ago)
kosa kata I dare you to ask your government to block trade. I bet the will not address your uninformed Initiative. Btw i found this conversation to be a waste of time. Unlike you, I have more important thing to do. I have a great day and I hope you are not those who are suffering in the ghettos
kosa kata (9 days ago)
@Gerardo Da Cruz are you uneducated? you can get data easily on the net LOL Just type "80% timor leste import" What if indonesia blocade air, land and air border? how much do you think transport cost to import from rice vietnam without entering indonesia territory? XD If that happen timor leste will be new venezuela just like after indonesia leave TL at 1999, a civil war between timorese for 10yrs bcos everything expensive
Gerardo Da Cruz (9 days ago)
kosa kata Lol. Give me the academic reference on your data and I might believe it. It seems that you pull the data out of thin air. I have lived in Indon for at least five years and I met so many people live on the ghetto and some even homeless and beggars. Nice try there
G G (5 months ago)
I just found out Timor-Leste is a country
Awais Mazhar (5 months ago)
This ugly lady destroyed Timor people by creating tiny and poor country
MMAbadboy (5 months ago)
You look like a Timor person. Are you from there?
Paulus Nugroho (5 months ago)
boasting too much = big 0
Yatie Tie (5 months ago)
northernpike56 (5 months ago)
Very annoying music...but bless her heart
northernpike56 (5 months ago)
@Astronomy79 lol
northernpike56 (5 months ago)
@MMAbadboy ya rap is better??? Not!
Astronomy79 (5 months ago)
@MMAbadboy There's a tear in my beer, and I'm crying for you dear lol
MMAbadboy (5 months ago)
better than your hillbilly twangy tunes
Donald Trump (5 months ago)
Everything I love about the American Spirit, I see in this amazing woman. I wish we were all more like her.
Milesgatman (5 months ago)
Irony is American policy in the region is why thousands upon thousands of her people and West Papuan lives where and are currently being massacred.
abd nour (5 months ago)
why not muslems
TK V (5 months ago)
@warmccl actually you are wrong. In Islam, the more you are good at science, technology and modern healthcare, the more you are better in the Eye of God. Knowledge and deeds has an exponential correlation. And the more you feed everything around you, the better you are as muslim, because feeding people is valued 10 times more than regular deeds. So the people you are talking about maybe a muslim (believes on God and The messenger), but they are not practicing Islam.
ahmad ghaisan (5 months ago)
Warccl no we don't, we respect other religions.
Kaylene (5 months ago)
warmccl Well said 👍
Amirul Vincent (5 months ago)
*Well she admit she is crazy that's a start*
Cynthia (5 months ago)
Bless Bella's journey and her bravery to go out to help, educate and inspire! 💖🌹
Owen G. (5 months ago)
I wish her well somebody got to care if we have any heart more power to her 👍🏿 OwenG lab rat ✌🏿❤️🇯🇲
Taslim Chaudhary (5 months ago)
Nice 🇮🇳
Đ Mænn (5 months ago)
बात इस वर्ष के पिछले माह की है। अहमदाबाद-गुजरात-ऊना-मोटा समढियाला गांव के हिंदू दलितों ने हिंदू धर्म छोड़ा और बौद्ध धर्म अपनाया। इसमें ऊना कांड का पीड़ित परिवार भी शामिल है। गौरतलब है कि दो साल पहले कथित गौ-रक्षकों ने इस गांव के दलितों को कार से बांधकर पीटा था। पीड़ित परिवार के मुखिया बालूभाई सरवैया ने कहा कि हिंदू धर्म में उन्हें नफरत के सिवा कुछ नहीं मिला। हिंदू धर्म में उनके साथ सदा से जाति-विद्वैष और भेदभाव होता रहा है और अत्याचार ही किया है। मानवता और समानता का अहसास कभी नहीं हुआ। यह देखकर कौन नहीं कहेगा कि शर्म करो गर्व से हिंदू कहने वालों।  इसी प्रकार राजस्थान में दलित की बारात में जब हिंदू दलित दुल्हा घोड़ी पर सवार हुआ तो सवर्ण दबंगों ने उसे घोड़ी से उतार कर पुलिसवालों के सामने पीटा। पुलिसवालों ने दलित का साथ नहीं दिया। उसकी हिफाजत नहीं की। मध्य प्रदेश में बहाली की प्रक्रिया के तहत अफसरों ने दलित युवकों की छाती पर जाति-एससी/एसटी लिखवाया। यह है – सत्ता, सरकार, सवर्ण और अफसर की मानसिकता। कहां तो, हिंदू धर्म का सर्वोच्च आदर्श और मूल्य है – ‘वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्’ और ‘आत्मवत सर्वभूतेषु’। फिर, देश में हिंदू समाज की ये वास्तविक सच्चाई है। हिंदू समाज का सच और उसके आदर्श कितने अलग हैं ? हिंदू धर्म की बुराईयों और कुरीतियों से लड़नेवालों को क्यों अलग रूप में देखा जाने लगा ? क्यों उन्हें महसूस होने लगा या उन्हें यह महसूस कराया गया कि वे अलग हैं। वे तो सिर्फ बुराईयों और कुरीतियों के खिलाफ खड़े हुए और उन्हें अपने से अलग खड़ा कर दिया गया। उन्हें हिन्दू धर्म की अच्छाईयों से तो कोई विरोध नहीं था। क्या हिंदू धर्म का मतलब केवल पुरोहितवाद है ? ब्राह्मणवाद है ? जाति-प्रथा का समर्थन है? अंधविश्वास और धार्मिक कर्मकांडों के आडम्बरों में रहना ही हिंदू होना है ? क्या हिंदू माने जाति, गोत्र, गो-मूत्र, गोबर, पंच-देवता की पूजा भर है ? फिर ब्रह्मसूत्र क्या है ? धम्मपद क्या है ? धार्मिक सुधार के आंदोलनों में हिस्सा लेने वालों को क्यों अलग-थलग किया गया है ? क्यों नहीं उन्हें अपने अभिन्न अंग के रूप में अंगीकार किया गया ? यह जिम्मेदारी किनकी थी ? यह तो हिंदू धर्म की दुकान चलाने वालों की जिम्मेदारी थी ? उन्होंने उन्हें अपने से अलग किया और वे अपनी अलग दुकान खोलकर बैठ गए। जबकि वे सभी हिंदू धर्म की ही विभिन्न धाराएं हैं। भारतीय संस्कृति के अभिन्न अंग हैं। आज मोक्ष से ज्यादा अल्पसंख्यक का दर्जा प्राप्त करने की अभिलाषा लोगों में उत्पन्न हो गई है। क्योंकि इसमें सीधा लाभ दिखता है। कश्मीर को विशेष राज्य का दर्जा क्या दिया गया, अनेक राज्य विशेष राज्य का दर्जा पाने की लालसा रखने लगे हैं। विशेष राज्य का दर्जा और अल्पसंख्यक नागरिक का दर्जा पाने का संघर्ष जारी है। यह मामला पॉलिटिकल हो गया है। क्या संघर्ष की इसी दिशा और दशा से देश और देशवासियों को दुर्दशा से मुक्ति मिलेगी ? जिन्हें विशेष राज्य का दर्जा प्राप्त है उनकी दशा भी देख लीजिए। मूल समस्या में बदहाली और दुर्गति से मुक्ति है।
Angel girl osm (5 months ago)
nice video
Azliana Lyana (5 months ago)
I feel like the video is somewhat unfulfilling. Like I just watched a trailer of something. Well.. thanks anyway National Geographic.
Ruben Santos (5 months ago)
it's a writing story, it is not a country that has recovered, they are still fighting everyday for it
Puff Daddy FPV (5 months ago)
The title states: 'Meet the woman blablabla'. Well you've met her. If you had anymore expectations...
Vv Nn (5 months ago)
I'm not sure what she's done to help revive this country after watching.
Chef Rafi's Awesome World (5 months ago)
What a great woman. Obrigado pela ajuda!
_Bob McCoy (5 months ago)
*Get that woman a Medal!*
Vaibhav Gupta (5 months ago)
She is better than most of the Muslims in Arab nations
Pilot Kkc (5 months ago)
You sir,should not generalise all the Arab Muslim, each individual has his own good and evil side.She is better than everyone who put religion before humanity and morality. The people who have blind faith in Allah-God-Ishwar-etc. are the worst. They can do anything without using their reasoning and thinking if their religion demands them to do.
Đ Mænn (5 months ago)
@Kaylene She's better than Hindu and Buda
Kaylene (5 months ago)
Oh please, she's better than all of them put together.
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Jerrik Li (5 months ago)
I dont know anything about this
HM TUBE (5 months ago)
العرب يشاركو بقناتي مارح تخصرو شي يعني لو بنت كنتو اشتركتو فورا