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Weekend Edition: On the Move

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 August 2014

Owen Bennett Jones introduces a collection of stories about the journeys we take on across the world. Lucy Ash meets a volunteer fighter from Russia's far east who's ready to go thousands of kilometres to join the conflict in Ukraine; Vishva Samani hears of the continent-spanning, roundabout route that many Haitians take to reach Brazil and look for work there; Dany Mitzman explains why you'll so often find members of the carabinieri taking a seat on Italian trains; Mark Whitaker traces why Japanese youth are trickling away from rural areas into the cities, while Alex Marshall takes the plunge and tries to navigate Tokyo's notoriously crowded Shibuya pedestrian crossing without even looking. And Ed Stocker has the Andean road trip from hell, as a planned 'grand voyage' from Argentina to Bolivia has to battle through floods, theft, extortion, roadblocks ... and many more obstacles besides.

Producer: Polly Hope
Photo: A Haitian man stands with his suitcase and waits at the entrance of a shelter for immigrants and refugees in Sao Paulo, Brazil (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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