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Hostile reaction to filming for new C4 doc “Immigrants Street”

Posted on: August 9, 2014

Why do they want to do this?

alittleecon

Earlier this year, it was announced that Channel 4 would be following up their documentary “Benefits Street” with a sequel called “Immigrants Street”. Benefits Street caused a lot of controversy when it was shown due to the way it’s portrayal of the residents of James Turner Street in Birmingham. This new documentary has the potential to be even more inflammatory. The Daily Mail and the rest of the right wing press will already be rubbing their hands together at the prospect, as will UKIP.

After the announcement that Immigrants Street would be filmed in Southampton there have been public meetings held locally for residents to express their opposition to the show amid fears the programme will be racist and won’t fairly portray those featuring.

Filming is now underway and it seems one group of residents was keen to demonstrate to the production company that they were not welcome. The Southern…

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