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Not in my neighbourhood: These five films consider spatial violence and gentrification

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A still from 'Not in My Neighbourhood' directed by Kurt Orderson. (Afridocs/ YouTube)
A still from 'Not in My Neighbourhood' directed by Kurt Orderson. (Afridocs/ YouTube)

Spatial planning refers to the interventions used by the public and private sector to influence the distribution of people and activities in spaces.

Going hand in hand with terms like development, dispossession, gentrification, migration, overpopulation, squatting, ownership, land, occupying and displacement, spatial planning is often characterised by a disregard for marginalised groups. 

To understand this concept, Arts4 recommends five films dealing with spatial violence. 

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