Kowloon Walled City BBC Documentary 1980 (Subtitles)

“The water, that gives them insatiable thirst, their intestines will dissolve and they’ll die in the street. That’s one of our successes.” An Australian working on this vast rehousing project for the Hong Kong government, Ted Brown guided me along “food street”. “…some Chinese delicacies, particularly from Chiu Chow” “It’s one of the dirtier streets in a dirty city I should say.” “Well it’s all a matter of relativity” “Ah ha” Many of these squalid little factories in this festering slum do produce food, usually those tasty delicacies all Chinese love, dim sum. “We’re now walking through the main passage way that intersects through the city. The reason why these passage ways was built, was that the city, like all Chinese forts I believe probably in England was built on a slope, for sanitation reasons. So the…this allowed the residents to come in off Tung Tau Tsuen road” “Now this is the ‘Regent Street’…of the Walled City isn’t it?” “I mean…a shop!” “And thirteen exits here, just in this one little square here,” “And some of these go half way across the city, in the old days the Police used to tell us when there a lot of pickpockets are on Tung Tau Tsuen Road, if they ran into here it’s impossible to find them because once they got in this area…” “They’ve disappeared…” “They never knew which exit he might’ve taken.” “Anyone of fourteen levels he could be on…” “Yes, yes.” “But I mean those days, the Police were quite worried about coming in here were they not?” “Yes but that’s in the early 1970’s, a lot of that changed about mid-1970 when the Police started to patrol the Walled City (known as), and from that date on wards, the situation in the Walled City has been no really different to anywhere else in Hong Kong.” “I have to say though, I had to pluck up my courage to come in here.” “That’s right, that’s in the early 1970’s…” “…and after an afternoon, we were run out! No nonsense, you know, acid, or a slashing or something, we would run out.” “You’re telling me that that’s all changed now?” “If I come in by myself now I’m alright?” “No you’re quite safe in fact, the crime situation in the Walled City we’re told, by the Kowloon seat district Police is no greater or no less anywhere else in Hong Kong.” “In fact, in this actual Kowloon area it’s slightly better.” “This is a sort of, oasis in this dreadful place.” “Yes it’s… many people are quite surprised when they first come here because where they’ve walked through the dark passageways with water dripping on them and all of a sudden, they come out into this little courtyard with fresh air, light and it’s clean.” “And you can ‘breath’ and nothing falls on your head, and…only a bit of pigeon, um, poo poo I suppose.” “In fact, the buildings surrounding this courtyard have probably one of the best locations in the Walled City in the center, they have fresh air and light. Whereas those who are in between the main road and this courtyard, are those that we call the ‘sandwich class’, where they’ve got no fresh air and no light.” “So these are quite desired locations.” “Now there’s every sort of industry in there, in those sweat shops, they’re making plastic handbags, and dim sum.” “It’s mainly low cost type of production plastic work, metal work, wood work furniture…you name it.” “And food in there, my blood runs cold actually.” “Now you say the Police are in here and they cleaned the place up, well that’s a maybe, but I can’t believe your health and hygiene inspectors come here very often.” “No they do, but they don’t enforce regulations in the Walled City.” “We can’t do anything about improving the health conditions and the environmental conditions, and, particularly with the food, because a lot of the food produced here is for lunchboxes or restaurants, and the people here sell to a middleman outside, who then supplies, for instance many of the factories in San Po Kong, and many of the schools in the Kowloon area.” “And some of the five star hotels probably.” “True, probably we don’t know exactly but those serving chiu chow food probably the many bits of delicacies come from the Walled City.” “I thought there were some old ladies in here, who’ve never been outside the Walled City?” “There are probably but only very few.” “Some of them come down for this club, to have their meal and watch the television, I mean how long does it take for them to get up to the fourteenth floor?” “Well some of them tell us it takes one hour up and one hour down.” “More to go back up naturally, because they can do about one landing, and then they need to stop. Another landing need to stop, another landing need to stop, so for them it’s an expedition.” Yet today day in this awful place, there’s something strange in the air, something’s happening to the most vicious, most helpless of the lost people of the Walled City. The drug addicts Drugs have always been woven into the fabric of Hong Kong, indeed, only the acquisition of the colony in 1842 ended a war fought for the British’ right to supply opium to Chinese addicts, which they called ‘foreign mud’. The government was leasing out and opium farm in in the ’30’s, and opium smoking was legal right up until 1940. So today the colony suffers from that inheritance. Each year 42,000 local addicts use a ton of number 4 heroin, while another 130 tons is smuggled out to the world through Hong Kong. But these days, in the Walled City, some of the territory’s addicts are being drawn away from drugs by a few English girls and by Jesus. Twice a week the charismatics of the Saint Stephen’s society come to the Walled City to council, and to pray. Tonight they’re led by 23 year old Joanne Wilder, who knows Jesus is the answer… “Can you explain that to me?” “Just that anything that we do for them, won’t be enough, as soon as they leave, if it wasn’t for Jesus, they’d be back on drugs.” “Jesus means that their whole life changes, so that, they don’t just walk away it’s a life changing thing.” “We’re trying to help them through Jesus to cope with their problems.” “So that when problems come later in life, they’ll be able to cope with them.” “But the most important thing is that they’ve got Jesus. Not that they’re being, not that they’re not taking drugs anymore.” “You come from Amersham?” “Yeah” “Where you always going to be a ‘Jesus lady’?” “No, I suppose, well I’ve been a Christian for a long time, but I was planning on going into business.” “Into business?” “Yeah” “What sort of business?” “Well I studied French at University, so I was going to go into international banking, probably.” “International banking? This is the place to come to!” “Yeah!” “But not a drug addicts clinic in the Walled City.” “Yeah, I don’t know what happened, I’ve been… I suddenly realised that doing this is much more interesting than international banking.” “Did you come to Hong Kong, to save drug addicts, and souls?” “To see if I could serve the people here, and bring them to know Jesus, show them love…” “…yeah, but not to save drug addicts.” “Now, what sort of success rate do you think you have?” “Do you keep scores?” “We have a 100% success rate because even if they leave it’s Jesus that they’re taking with them. And if they leave they very, very often come back again.” “Yes… do you, if I may be personal, have you got a boyfriend?” “No!” “Did you have one in England?” “Yes” “So you turned your back on him, and came to Jesus. “Not exactly, but I, I made a choice to come here, and leave people behind… “…friends behind.” “It’s a little bit like going into a nunnery.” “Well? I hope it isn’t!” “But, I had to give up some things to come.” “But I’m sure, I’m so glad that I’m here now, and I know it’s the right place for me to be in.” “So in the end I know I haven’t lost out.” “I know a very tough Aussie here who said ‘I’m not a bit religious, but something very strange is happening there.’ ” “Well, yeah! People are being set free totally, lives are being completely changed.” “So I don’t think anybody could deny that something very special is happening here.” “Whether you have a faith or not, you can see the results.” “Maybe some people would look in from the outside and think that what’s happening is that people are coming off heroin but, but actually for us that’s not the most important thing.” “Beats international banking…” “Yeah, certainly does!” Among 140 charismatic brothers and sisters who daily pray some of Hong Kong’s addicts towards a cure, are 40 young westerners, like Anne Daly from Liverpool. “Now Anne, you came from Liverpool, what were you doing down there?” “Well I was working in a hospital in, well actually I was working in a hospital in Sheffield.” “As what?” “As a dietitian.” “A dietitian?” “That’s right.” “How’s your diet now you’re in Hong Kong?” “Appalling! I tell you it is appalling!” “I see. Why?” “Well we have all fried foods, and because we live on a very tiny island, there’s no, sort of fresh meat, so we…” “This is Lantau?” “Lantau island…so we eat, pig fat all the time!” “So it’s pretty appalling, something that I really would like to get to grips with is the diet out here.” “Can’t you get it changed?” “I think that, if that’ll happen slowly but, I’m living in a different culture and I have to accept, you know, the way of living.” “Don’t you have rice twice a day like everyone else?” “We have! We have rice twice a day.” “Noodles?” “We have noodles at breakfast time, we have macaroni at breakfast time actually.” “Macaroni and tomato sauce goes down nicely.” “Wouldn’t do for Sheffield…” “No, it wouldn’t do for Sheffield.” “Now what do you Anne, about money here?” “I mean, you’re not payed obviously.” “How do you support yourself?” “I’m not payed.”
“How do you support yourself?” “How do you support yourself?” “Well, it sounds a bit, it might sound really odd, but God provides, and, I think the only way I can give you an example of that is, if you look in Isaiah , I think it’s Isaiah 55, or 58 I’m not really quite sure, but it says that, come to the waters, all who are thirsty, and I will provide bread, and I will provide food without money, and I’ve come out here and I don’t have any Church supporters such, but each time I’ve wanted money, its arrived. Just when I’ve needed it.” “Out of the blue?” “Out of the blue…yeah, amazing, I’ve even had so much, that I’ve had to give it away, which is really amazing.” “I mean what about the drug addicts in Sheffield and Liverpool?” “Don’t they need your prayers as well?” “Yeah, they do need our prayers definitely, I want to go back home, I want to go back to England, because there I see a need as well, most definitely. I maybe, this is just a bit of time of training, a time of seeing, hopefully to go back and put in to practice what we’ve seen here. It’s just that, it’s just the living word, it’s just that, the word of Jesus come true.” “And the Chinese are, more receptive? Than the Yorkshire men?” “I don’t know I’ve never tried to pray with Yorkshire men!” “I’ve never tried to pray with drug addicts in the Yorkshire Dales.” “But I will try.” At every charismatic meeting another half dozen addicts arrive lying to stop ‘chasing the dragon’ eager to beleive these magical girls desperate to give prayer a chance. When they’ve shown willing by attending these meetings for 8 weeks, they’re taken from this dank misery to one of the societies five stage houses to be looked after by Joanne and Anne and all the others. After a few weeks without heroin, they’re promoted to the open Han Fu camp, a former government resettlement area, where a hundred ex-addicts keep army hours and for therapy, work at carpentry and silk screening printing T-shirts and tablecloths. They’re seeking salvation under the determined guidance of a woman from Sutton, who arrived in Hong Kong 23 years ago, to hand out tracts and survived by teaching the piano. Today Jackie Pullinger is to them a sort of saviour. “When I first went to Walled City in those days they were actually piling bodies up, by the single loo, and those were people who OD’d in the night. And I could walk down a particular street; it’s cleared now and there’s a playground, and, see a hundred people ‘chasing the dragon’, you know, you had to climb over their legs, and I wanted something real to offer them, not just treatment in a center but, just as my heart has been changed, yours can be too, by a God who really loves you. And it’s free, it’s miraculous, and that’s really what I wanted to share, but I had no idea how to do it. So, I started by trying, it was almost like attacking actually the people who guarded the gambling dens swinging round about 2AM, and I went up to one, you know and said Jesus loves you and I really thought, it would change his life. Of course you know he wasn’t at all impressed. He just said “run along, go find another victim.” So, I tried it on some prostitutes, I tried it on other people and that didn’t work either and then I found that, of course it doesn’t mean anything unless you do it, so I began to share my life and my time and my room and my rice, and so on, with people there and that impressed them.” “And drug addicts have the least resistance to that message?” “Well, in one sense drug addicts are the easiest, because they, I mean they know they’re helpless, and I mean most of them will, are willing to try anything. If they’re desperate, I mean like now the addicts we have probably have been on heroin an average of 15 years. So they, you know they’re not just young ones, they’ve tried everything else and they say “okay, I’ll try Jesus”, so of course if he’s not able to help, they’ll soon find out. But they feel they’ve got nothing to lose.” “I must say my experience in California, with the various communities there was that Jesus worked in a quite phenomenal way, almost like cold turkey, I’ve never seen anything like it… and that was quite staggering.” “We don’t call it cold turkey, because cold turkey describes the goose pimples that happen when you’re going through withdrawal, but our people pray in tongues while they’re going through withdrawal and they don’t experience cold turkey. So they just, many of them have a completely pain free, withdrawal. So it’s not cold turkey at all. Also most of them feel rather warm because someone’s with them all the time, and they’re not convinced that this is going to happen before they come in. They’ve been very impressed that their friend has changed and their friend says “it’s Jesus.” So they say “okay, fine I’ll have Jesus”. But they’re not psyched into thinking that it’s going to be a lovely experience. They’re expecting to vomit they’ve all done it in prison they’ve all done it in other centers they’re expecting to suffer so they’re surprised. Usually by about the second day they’re weeping and they say “I’ve never felt so loved” and “I’m waiting for the pain and it hasn’t come yet”” “The helpers then live side by side with the brothers and that you never leave the alone.” “Not for…the first four days every single minute somebody’s with them, like going to the loo and the shower and everything, for lots of reasons and somebody’s actually praying, all that time, so they do 4 hour shifts, and some of the people who just come off drugs, like a month before, will be the ones that sit with the new brothers. And then for 10 days they get very special treatment, they’re allowed to eat whatever they like and sleep whenever they like because all their patterns are mucked up, and then after 10 days, they join the normal programme which means they’ve got to sleep at night, and get up and lots of worship services and swimming and exercising and work programs.” “Most of them have criminal records and many of them have been on drug rehabilitation schemes before.” “Yes. Actually, I think we’ve only got one who has no previous criminal record. “So how do they seek you out? “You go and find them? Or do they come to you?” “Uhh both, but more come to find us now, I mean in the beginning obviously, when I was beginning in the streets, I used to go and find people but now they come running after us, usually it happens when somebody’s met someone down a street; an old friend, and they see he’s fat, and they’re really impressed by fat people, because when you’re on drugs you don’t eat. You don’t have money and you don’t have appetite, so they usually say something like “why are you so fat?” and the fat one says, “it’s Jesus,” and they say “okay, I’ll have him”. and “where can I find him?” and the fat one’ll say “he’s in the Walled City on Wednesdays and Saturdays”. “I mean this is really how it happens. so they come in knowing nothing, but Jesus changed their friend and they say “okay, now where is he?” “Jesus makes you fat!” “Yeah!” “Perfect.” “And when they come in to the room one of our old brothers one of the fat ones, or at least comparatively, will tell him how he got changed and then pray with him.” “Hong Kong would seem to be a very small place for a recovering addict, because he goes back to his same flat, same hall same bar, now, an old Triad friend who they’ve known for years, must be closer to them than a nice English girl who can’t speak Cantonese, who can speak in tongues, nevertheless, is not a replacement, surely for that old boy they’ve been brought up with?” “Well the old boy they’ve been brought up with that they have a very strong tie to, it’s not always affection the tie, is when you’ve joined a Triad, I mean actually it’s like, it’s not so much like the mafia, it’s like the masons. You’ve actually, you’ve joined a brotherhood and you’ve taken an oath so you’ve got that tie, and sometimes it’s a fear tie, you know or a sort of loyalty, but not not that nicer loyalty you know, it’s it’s not ’cause your brother’s been so good to you, it’s because that’s what you’re brought up with.” “You give them prayer, you give them comfort and love, but you don’t give them any medication?” “No because coming off drugs through drugs is only replacing one addiction with another.” “Yes, this is this methadone thing which is almost as addictive as…” “Well oh yes! Because methadone doesn’t change your heart it merely, it merely stops an alternative, drug for a while, but the craving’s still there, I mean if you don’t have methadone you’re going to need heroin.” “Now heroin is very cheap here very strong, very pure, and very available.” “Very easy, I mean almost anywhere in Hong Kong. Only take you 5 minutes. So, you don’t need that much amount of money, I mean you haven’t got to rob many banks or stick very many people up, or pawn very much of your Mother’s belongings. You know, most people can get by on, 100 Hong Kong dollars a day.” “How do the Triads regard you? Because Triads often want to make their members dependent upon drugs do they not? So they can control them more easily.” “It’s not as simple as that because Triads are a brotherhood, and although some of them may make their living off drugs, that’s merely one of the things that some of them do, there are whole sects of the Triad society, that look down on drugs completely and then there are other ones that say opium’s fine and heroin’s not. So it’s not as simple as people rushing around looking for victims, many of them really do care for their members, and they hate them being on drugs, I mean they’re not good fighters, and they don’t make good criminals ’cause they’re unreliable, when they found that we had a way to get people off drugs they were rather pleased, actually began to send people to us. “But aren’t you taking away their members?” “Well, yeah I had this conversation with the Walled City boss. Some years ago because he said, “I’ve tried to get my men off drugs by having them beaten up” and they actually have a man whose job is to beat up, and he says “but I can’t change them” and he says “I use power and you use the heart, so I’ll give you my addicts”. And I said “well no thanks, because I know that you want to give them to me, so Jesus can get them off drugs and you can have them back, and use them again”, but I said “my whole motive for being here is to take them ‘from you’ because I think you’re leading them to death”” “So you didn’t get him as a disciple?” “Oh yeah, but ah…” “You did?” “Yes, yes, about 15 years after, yeah”. “There’s no limit to the power!” “That was, well, I knew he would one day, I mean he was just chewing it over ’cause he was very impressed, with the way his brothers had changed he was jealous actually, because there was a power greater than his. “Because they got fat?” “They were free!” And he wasn’t you see, he had to follow his opium pipe, and he had to follow this ghastly Triad thing that he’d grown up with I mean, it’s not freedom at all, he was chained to it, even though he was the boss, and he was jealous of them who were free and happy, and didn’t weep at night, and were not afraid. “So the Walled City’s coming down and its worst times are over, now, have the problems been solved or have they merely been dispersed?” “I think the problems were exacerbated by the conditions, but basically, problems are because of a man’s heart, or whether he likes himself, his neighbours, his friends and his family, and of course those remain wherever you live. Otherwise, rich educated people wouldn’t have any problems or suicides, or whatever, and of course in the States, earlier it was that most of those problems occurred amongst moneyed people. So, yes problems will continue, and they may be dispersed but I don’t think they’ll be any greater, than anywhere else in Hong Kong, and we’re already working all over Hong Kong anyway.” “Do you believe that mainland Chinese in ’97 will be pleased with you? Or sustain you?” “I’ve no idea! No I’ve no idea what they think, I don’t know,” “What does your crystal ball tell you?” “Oh I don’t look into a crystal ball!” “But I mean everybody in Hong Kong’s guessing and gambling anyway about 1997, but you now I don’t even know whether the Chinese will admit there are addicts. At that time, or whether they’ll use a similar solution to their last in dealing with them I don’t know, but we deal with all kinds of people anyway, and as long as we’re allowed to remain we will do so, and openly, and we’ll be quite clear about Jesus.” “Hong Kong’s success stories, and there’s so many of them, they’re always about money, yours it seems to me is about goodness, I think you’re an all round good egg.” “Not good, Jesus said “who’s good?” if it weren’t for him, I would have no goodness at all, but it’s true that in Hong Kong, everything’s about money and success, and striving, and pushing, and my observation was that there were many, many people who, because others were successful because of the pushing, fell off the pile, or some of them jumped off it, said “I don’t choose to be part of this” and for them there was no second chance. They were casualties because of Hong Kong’s successz and those are the ones that I wanted to help, because, we’ve got a message of hope for them.” “May I ask you a crafty one, a naughty one, why haven’t you got married?” “That’s not crafty or naughty the Americans ask it all the time. So I suppose you could ask God?” “You settle for God, it’s like becoming a nun.” “No no!” “It’s a nun in jeans!” “It’s absolutely not like becoming a nun I’ve settled for whatever he has you know, I mean,” “Well you look pretty happy to me.” “It’s a miracle, but then my life on a miracle.”

100 thoughts on “Kowloon Walled City BBC Documentary 1980 (Subtitles)

  1. It's interesting how this winds up being less a documentary of Kowloon Walled City and its inhabitants and more a documentary about the lingering effects and mentality of colonial imperialism, even as (relatively) recently as 1980. So, uh, it's interesting and worth watching (in pieces) but not for the reasons I'd gone looking for documentaries about Kowloon Walled City.

  2. Even though interviewer might be a cringeworthy satanic creep, he's spot on with his technique and line of questioning beginning at 18:00. The lady has been living there dealing with and trying to serve the people for 20 something years. It's amazing that she still doesn't understand the nature of those born into an average life in 3rd world conditions. Nevertheless if one person in that entire six acre plot ever ended up getting saved because of her influence, then the value of all the time she spent there is infinite.

  3. That's what wrong with proselytization. The lady says with a chuckle that she is in the walled city to make people know about JESUS but not to save drug addicts.
    But these guys i.e proselytizers always hide behind saving and serving the drug addicts, poor peoples , ills and afflicted facade while they carry on with their nefarious design of converting and subverting the victims.

  4. Shame on the host for insulting a woman’s calling to help others. Shame on the BBC for employing this man. Shame on the producers and editors for allowing this smear piece to make it to the airwaves. I think could have all made a distinction about what Kowloon City for what is was through unbiased journalism. Just really a terrible documentary. Maybe he despised having to be there and was months shy of retirement.

  5. Wow this was hard to watch the way this man talks about the place and people it's just kind of disgusting. He only talks to white foreigners about the place and weird spin with religion.

  6. Fuck this hopefully cancer ridden deceased host.. This place is so interesting and leave it to this dick to turn people away after 4 minutes…

  7. I wish I would have known this was almost entirely Jesus propaganda instead of a documentary about the subject I was actually looking to learn about maybe the title should be changed

  8. This is the most unflattering, most interesting glimpses into Kowloon I have ever seen. Amazing! And gross! And stuffy…

  9. I would have done and given alot to enter this city and explore it as a white foreigner . This miserable old cunt hated every minute …

  10. If there was one Chinese resident interviewed for this doc, it must've been after I stopped watching this POS. The old school neo-colonialist racism and sexism overrides any possibility of the film being informative. A waste of time.

  11. I'm really put off by the snobby host, who kept using terms like "dreadful" and "awful" to describe the KWC. Most residents there were good, law abiding people.

    Imperialist jackass. No wonder there's a global resentment toward the West. 🙁

  12. The presenter was objective and honest, too many triggered people thinking poverty is their culture, so by acknowledging it a squalid hellhole that it is must be racist, idiots

  13. the first 5 minutes are the only parts worth watching. the rest of the video is this old man creeping on young ladies.

  14. Geez just seeing how rude he is the way he talks to the lady about being religious it's just sick the way he talks about the people and contradicts through the whole video

  15. Typical church moving in, rather than just come in to help people, they have to come in to convert people to the lies of Jesus. What bullshit.

  16. WOW. heard about this city and wanted to take a virtual dive in. Not sit through a wanker being disrespectful, prejudice, and just flat out Rude when referring to the city and it's inhabitants.

  17. %80 of interviewing members of a british church group for drug addicts within the city. Waste of time.

  18. What a racist documentary. Wonder whether the Chinese will make a documentary about the stupid Britains leaving the EU.

  19. i hate this snobby british bs. KWC was a very unique and interesting place that had a thriving sense of community. yes there was crime and the living conditions were often subpar but it was also a place of refuge for people with little income, often refugees from mainland china escaping the tumultuous government and economy… there were many hard working chefs, doctors, business owners, etc and a lot of families. many people who lived there have fond memories of it. destroy imperialist narratives.

  20. "I wanted something real (Jesus) to offer them" Except religious events are defined as an intangible service.

  21. I agree with most comments about the man and the subject matter, but I honestly would like to know what happened to that woman in 1997.

  22. 6:38 "As soon as they leave if it wasn't for Jesus they'd be back on drugs" What about that poor bloke at 6:17 he didn't stop taking the drugs?
    EDIT: That's not him praying btw, he's nodding out on heroin, tis true that in that moment in church he is truly in heaven/paradise.

  23. Luckily the mentality of the British in this video has mostly died out. Problem is the American mentality is almost the same. Endless problems for us in Africa, coming into the culture here and messing things up. White saviour complex.

  24. 10:51 that poor women. just imagine growing up in the north and then you have to eat macaroni and sauce for breakfast! I'd be alright as I don't eat in the morning!

  25. The narrator is pissed that Hong Kong is no longer under British control lol fucking racist piece of shit.

    EDIT: Also, this old dude is a fucking creeper, holy shit.

  26. Why won't this guy quit admonishing these women for being single and calling them nuns? They have found a purpose in their life besides a man and are too dedicated to even worry about that. What a creep.

  27. To everyone who is angry at the British man's arrogance, it was probably by design. The idea, by this time, was to justify tearing it down. The best way to do that is to convince people the place is disgusting, crime-infested and better destroyed. Step one is to generate media content that sets the tone. They are likely doing that here and they also did it with places like the Heygate Estate in London, now destroyed and replaced.

  28. This has to be one of the worst documentaries I've ever watched and sadly about a topic I'm really interested in. The presentation was atrocious, did he really have to be this patronising? He made no effort in hiding the fact that he viewed himself as superior to the poor people of the walled city and his interactions with the British girls were borderline creepy.
    Furthermore, the documentary made absolutely no effort to show the life from the perspective of the people who lived there. Absolutely hated that two third of the entire documentary was about the drug addict salvation thing, which in itself, was a pretty important aspect of the Walled city, but nonetheless didn't really deserve to be blatantly the center focus of the whole documentary. Finally there were little to no actual, awe inspiring, captivating footage of the walled city that you'd expect to see in documentaries like these.

  29. This guy is a douche. He constantly calls this place horrible. I don't care how bad you think it is, I just want to see information about it

  30. Jesus.. the girl at the 7 minute mark can not be 23.
    I'm 25 and she looks my mom's age. Also the narrator makes me feel uncomfortable..

  31. Jerk Interviewer aside (that is disgustingly obsessed about young women being married) – I've met Jackie Pullinger and that woman is the bomb! And as of today her program is still running, and run the exact same way and still helping people get off of heroine.

  32. I got to like 9 minutes in and was like hold on, I need to make sure I'm not crazy… Everyone else thinks this old reporter dude is a massive MASSIVE piece of shit, in like EVERY sense of the word, right? Then I saw the first…well, ALL of the comments really. I feel better. Could this dude have come off any more condescendingly? And that's to completely ignore how creepy he was around the Christian girls. I cringed so hard so much.

  33. And the colonial British Empire (seen by most as the oppressor) Didn't/still don't give a damn about its shitholes it occupied. Only the royalists and monarchy benefit.

  34. they did a 20 minute interview on the most fascinating piece of architecture in living memory, the most densely populated place that ever existed, and they spend 15 minutes of it talking to English ladies about Jesus.

  35. this is some racist shit. uppity old white english guy talks down to the unfortunate, and christianity saves them from drugs. What fucking 19th century white hood crap is this

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