n Critical Arts : A Journal of South-North Cultural and Media Studies - Seeing is Believing : Handicams, Human Rights and the News, directed by Katerina Cizek and Peter Wintonick : film review

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-0046



Extracted from text ... 69 Seeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News. Directed by Katerina Cizek and Peter Wintonick, 2002, 58 minutes. First Run/ Icarus Films. Colour. Sean Jacobs+ In November 2001, four white South African policemen received jail sentences for setting dogs on three black Mozambicans while on duty outside Johannesburg. The success of the conviction and the public outrage that forced the authorities to act, largely depended on the video evidence of the assault. Ironically it was shot by one of the policemen as entertainment for his colleagues at staff parties. The South African policeman who shot the images, ..

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