Joburg crash

#124. Watch a movie unfold. In 2004 Paul Haggis won an Oscar for the movie Crash – a film set in LA but one that I have always thought could easily have been filmed in Joburg. One of the characters in the film talks about how people encounter each other in the city: “It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.”

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