Benefits Street: Film Analysis

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Benefits Street is a documentary series on channel 4 focusing on the people who live on benefits. The series is known for attracting criticism, the residents of James Turner street have also complained that the show Benefits Street represents them as drug-users, benefit scroungers, and bad parents”. This programme raises many ethical questions exploring; representation of characters, and the way the media creates an unbiased view of the subject. The characters in Benefits Street are shown to be intoxicated, commit crime, and dispute with kids. In the first and second episode we are introduced to the Romanians of Benefits Street who are constantly being attacked and aggravated by the other residents. This image creates a moral issue to the

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