Truck drivers and quarry workers fight against the odds to support their families in post-conflict Sierra Leone.
Risking it all
It is incredible what some people will do to earn a living. This action-packed series follows colourful characters from different parts of the world who take extraordinary risks to earn their daily bread.
Loggers in Borneo struggle to transport giant wood logs on treacherous narrow forest trails and dangerous rivers.
Faced with a collapsing economy, some risk smuggling fuel to Colombia while dodging Venezuelan soldiers at the border.
Out-of-work gamekeepers are turning to poaching the endangered rosewood tree – risking arrest, injury and even death.
Drivers put up with 5,000m high passes and extreme weather to deliver basic goods to Afghanistan’s isolated northeast.
From scaling cliffs to navigating old mining shafts, these are the workers risking their lives to make a living in Peru.
A perilous journey through blizzards and icy roads at death-defying altitudes to deliver mandarins.
In a country beset by poverty and lack of infrastructure, saving lives is a dangerous job.
Bamboo harvesters navigate rapids on rafts while Lao fishermen risk death casting their nets into a roaring waterfall.
Bolivians risk snake and insect bites harvesting Brazil nuts, as lorry drivers face landslides to deliver the nuts.
Thousands cram onto roofs and narrow spaces between wagons of a 50-year old train, risking severed limbs and death.
Mongolian herders shift their entire lives across frozen rivers and through 2,000 metre-high mountain passes.
Congolese drivers navigate trucks laden with goods and passengers through mud and jungles for hundreds of kilometres.
Colombian pilots brave one of the world’s most perilous air routes to deliver supplies to villagers deep in the Amazon.