Part 1, above, of the Dutch TV documentary film, “Staying Alivein Joburg.” The film is limited in its focus–its primarily a walk through inner city Johannesburg ahead of the 2010 World Cup. We get no sense of life in the city’s richer, and whiter, northern suburbs. But it is definitely a must see and a thousand times better than the hysterical nonsense published on the World Cup in the British media, whether R W Johnson’s rants about withcraft in the London Review of Books, journalists confusing Cabinda with South Africa, the nonsense reported on Channel 4 or Louise Taylor’s fictions on the The Guardian’s website.

Above, is the part 1 (the documentary was broken into parts on Youtube). Then watch part 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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