Every year in Bangladesh at least 30,000 children die through accidents and almost a quarter are drownings. But burns, traffic accidents and electrocution are also common causes of childhood deaths and injuries. Families regard these tragedies simply as a fact of life. This is the story of nine-year old Shahnaz whose cousin died while they were out playing in a local pond. This common fact of life is slowly being changed. Simple measures such as swimming lessons and a crèche for young children means that people like Shahnaz can play safely without putting themselves in danger.
Part of a 28 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.