Hard Living Kids: Tomorrow’s Heroes

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Hard Living Kids: Tomorrow’s Heroes is a documentary film by John W. Fredericks and Davide Tosco.

Also found as Hard Living Kids - Tomorrow’s Heroes or simply Hard Living Kids.

The film

The documentary explores life on the Cape Flats and the reality of youth gangs in South Africa. The two authors, who had been involved in a series of educational workshops in juvenile prisons and street children since 1996, met two young gangsters, Richie Gee and Schoolboy, who had grown up in townships adjacent to Cape Town. The prison meeting in 1997 led to them following the stories of the two young men trying Now these young men are trying to adjust to the stigmatisation that exists within the communities to which they have returned.

Written by John W. Fredericks and Davide Tosco, and produced by Massimo Arvat for KAOS Films (Belgium), co-produced by Zenit Arti Audiovisive, RTBF Carre Noir and Westland Pictures

Distributed in Italian by Zenit Arti Audiovisive (released 2000); distributed in English by F-For-Film (released 2001).


Italian Documentary Directory at http://www.italiandoc.it/area/public/wid/TCU/video.htm

Kaos Films at http://www.kaos-films.com/en/works/220-hard-living-kids

Martin Botha 2012. South African Cinema 1896–2010. Intellect Books, p.286[1]

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