Get Real: Forced to Ride

Channel NewsAsia’s award-winning docu-reality series, Get Real, returns with more stories revealing the uncomfortable truths in Asia. The investigative documentary series travels across the continent, taking a fresh look at old issues, highlighting trends and triggering debate.

Child jockeys as young as five are hurtling bareback across racetracks at 80km per hour on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Horseracing is considered an important tradition here, but at what cost? Beyond the cash and the glory, Get Real uncovers a shocking world of abuse, corruption, poverty and death.

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