War On Want film on South Africa's poor
A new film made by War On Want examines the way that the poor of South Africa have been affected by preparations for the World Cup.
The film shows what many of South Africa’s poor think about the World Cup, through a series of interviews with people affected directly by the games, including those displaced to remote transit camps.
The film offers a new perspective on the world’s most widely viewed sporting event. South Africa has spent $4.1 billion on World Cup preparations, but the plight of the country’s poor has grown worse in the lead-up to the tournament.
You can hear more from the people interviewed in the film, and check out interactive panoramas from inside Blikkiesdorp, one of South Africa’s most notorious transit camps for poor people who have been evicted from their homes by clicking here.
To find out more about War On Want, please visit waronwant.org
The film can be viewed below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFsgCUhYNxg