Although you’ll have to wait a little longer to see Dear Mandela, the fine documentary about shackdweller struggles in South Africa, a recently-released companion short is well worth watching, especially today.
A FISH IN A TIN — a companion short to the documentary film DEAR MANDELA from Sleeping Giant on Vimeo.
Today, shackdwellers are taking their municipality to court. The government evicted poor residents from their homes, and threw them into transit camps, where they live ‘like a fish in a tin’, waiting for more permanent housing that never comes. It’s not easy to make the state behave in ways that aren’t like a state. But this is shackdweller statecraft.
Full press release on today’s news below. Continue reading “Shackdweller Statecraft”
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