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Bedwelmd (Drugged) aims to make the public aware of the harm done by giving money to beggars on the streets of South Africa‚ Solidarity Helping Hand said in a statement on Friday.
The documentary show what life is like on the streets and how the people try to escape from the cycle of addiction. It includes interviews with the managers of rehabilitation centres‚ conversations with rehabilitating and former drug addicts and with a couple anguishing over their son’s addiction.
As part of its study‚ 250 staff members from Helping Hand’s 150 branches‚ as well as supporters and volunteers‚ held boards with unconventional messages at traffic lights to beg. Despite of the ludicrous messages‚ the public still gave them money.
“When the public gives money to beggars on street‚ there is a misconception that the money will be used to support their livelihoods‚” said Danie Brink‚ chief executive of Helping Hand.
The documentary was released at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria on Thursday and it can be viewed on www.geereg.co.za.