This week, NHK’s BS1 channel will present in bilingual format a series of overseas documentaries that show “children working hard” for their families and communities.

On Tuesday at 12:10 a.m., there will be a British documentary called “Watashi no Papa wa 140 kilogram” (My Dad is 140 Kilograms), centering on 15-year-old Emma, who suffers from an eating disorder. Emma only eats one meal a day, if, in fact, she eats anything at all. Already painfully thin, she has lost 6 kg in the last year, and her health is seriously in jeopardy.

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