PAUL HODGE: SOWETO POVERTY, SOLO AROUND WORLD IN 47 DAYS, Ch 85, Amazing World in Minutes
Chapter 85 is one of 280 Chapters of Paul Hodge's November 14, 2012 video book "How to Go Solo Around the World in 47 Days". In addition to being the first ever video book published on YouTube with 280 Chapters,14+ hours of edited, original action video taken by Paul Hodge from all over the world, Paul's book is the first ever on YouTube to provide in-depth coverage and instruction on how to go solo around the world. By providing viewers with such incredibly detailed videos and incisive, fresh commentaries, author Paul Hodge shows what it realistically takes to plan and successfully execute this life changing "bucket list" achievement. See Video Book's World Adventure Beginning Chapter #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkNTAoqQT-o, the Book's Concluding Summary Chapter #280: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR6iXID_Asc and Paul's World Commentaries: http://genpolicy.com/blog. Chapter 85 of 280 of Paul Hodge's November, 2012 video book "How to Go Solo Around the World in 47 Days" chronicles Paul's May 18th, 2012 exploration of one of Soweto's poorest neighborhoods. In spite of government sponsored public housing projects, from the video, one can see that many people in Soweto still live in shanty towns and are very close to being homeless. Soweto comprises about 1.5 million people about 30-40% of Johannesburg's population and is about 35 miles from Sandton. Soweto was created by the country's apartheid policies to segregate and exploit Black Africans. Because of the poverty and increased oppression, it was here in Soweto that an uprising was started and there were mass protests against the South African government's vicious apartheid policies. Many people died in the protests including Hector Pieterson, a twelve year old child. The Soweto protests had a great impact throughout the country and the World. Ultimately, because the people of Soweto took that first stand, the African apartheid system crumbled. It should be noted that Soweto is the original home of two Nobel Laureates who lived just blocks apart - Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. To this date, large portions of Soweto still rank among the poorest in Johannesburg. See Video Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF9EpjfLq9s and Paul's South Africa Commentary: http://genpolicy.com/nelson-mandelas-message Paul is one of the few people in this World to have explored and adventured around our planet three times in four years and twice in the last six months !! Throughout his June, 2012, 40,000+ mile adventure, Paul penned incisive, compelling commentaries with fresh perspectives on the socio-economic & political challenges facing the diverse nations/cultures he explored. The commentaries will be expanded upon and incorporated in Paul's upcoming book, See Commentaries at: http://genpolicy.com/blog. Paul's June 2012 exploration is his third adventure around our planet. His second solo quest was six months ago ending November, 2011, See Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJ4Wn13SZo and his first world exploration was for 7+ months ending July 2008, See Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjo8niCfHmE On June 19, 2012, Paul returned from his 47 day solo adventure around our planet. The trip was fantastic because Paul covered seldom viewed events/sites such as riots and protests in Chile, Argentina & Spain, Soweto where South Africa's freedom movement began, gold machines in Abu Dhabi, Jerusalem/the West Bank & the Wailing Wall, the historic Egyptian Presidential elections, up close with Queen Elizabeth & her Diamond Jubilee celebration, the changing of the guard ceremony in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and many other exciting seldom scene events. This video book is Paul's second to chronicle his solo adventures around our planet. The book is intended to instruct viewers on how to go around the world solo. By providing the viewer with detailed videos and commentary of his recent June, 2012 World adventure, author Paul Hodge shows what it realistically takes to plan and successfully execute this life changing "bucket list" achievement.