FEAR OF CRIME, BOTH REAL AND PERCEIVED IS SHAPING JOHANNESBURG IN VERY CONCRETE WAYS. PANIC BUTTONS, RAZOR WIRE AND ELECTRIC FENCES HAVE BECOME STANDARD FEATURES IN MIDDLE CLASS HOMES, WHILE THE POOR FEND FOR THEMSELVES AS BEST THEY CAN.
NICOLE TURNER AND NICKY NEWMAN EXPLORE HOW FEAR IS REFLECTED IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN URBAN LANDSCAPE. THEY ASK SOUTH AFRICANS ABOUT THEIR RULES FOR DEALING WITH CRIME, PROBE RACIAL STEREOTYPES AND GIVE AN INTRIGUING LOOK AT THE SOMETIMES BIZARRE, OFTEN ALARMING LIFESTYLE THAT IS EMERGING.
This film has had multiple broadcasts on SABC and has been screened at various film festivals and events.
Used by the UCT Sociology Department and the students have written exam questions based on the film.
It is also used by the University of Zwazulu Natal’s Psychology Department.
See Thru Media, Nicky Newman
Writer & Researcher
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