Together against Violence (2001)

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Fourth programme in the second series of `Life' programmes, focusing on the impact of globalisation on the urban environment. Tells how local leaders in Bennetlands, a `ghetto' community in the heart of the Jamaican capital of Kingston challenged rival gangs of youths who had been waging a violent turf war and terrorising the neighbourhood to heal their differences and work together to restore a sense of community to the area. Bennetlands is home to some 5,000 inhabitants, half of them under 25 and over 2,000 of them unemployed. Prior to the outbreak of gang violence, and despite the poverty, it was a peaceful place, with life revolving around its primary school, two churches and the S-Corner clinic which provided health care, support and education for school drop-outs.

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