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If ... We Stopped Giving Aid to Africa


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Aid worker Ben Swale commits his life to providing humanitarian aid in Africa but finds his work often causing more harm than good. This thought-provoking docu-drama follows his journey through an increasingly morally complex world. Showing in the Africa Lives on the BBC season.
Writer and director Richard Alwyn ; Producer Alan Eyres Bruce Parry lives among the Suri people of Ethiopia in Tribe at 9pm


Unknown: Ben Swale
Director: Richard Alwyn
Producer: Alan Eyres
Producer: Bruce Parry
Ben Swale: Blake Ritson
Peter Swale: David Burke
Ingrid Swale: Sheila Allen
Charlotte Keane: Aislinn Sands
Lucy Swale: Emily Bruni
Rob Cryer: James Duke
Mark Terry: George Costigan

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