TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT, FRANCE 5
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Alexandra Alévêque flies out to Manila.
With more than 43,000 inhabitants per square kilometer, the Philippine capital holds the world record for population density.
The majority of the population lives below the poverty line, which leads to serious housing problems: 40% of the population lives in one of Manila's 500 slums.
But this economic reality does not scare Filipinos. With unparalleled optimism and unshakable fatalism, the city's inhabitants have been able to organize and adapt to their extreme living conditions.
But how can 12 million people live together packed so tight in a city with so little space for them?
To find out, Alexandra will live with a family of 10 in a small house at the heart of a city slum…