Apex Gang: Behind the Headlines

Apex Gang: Behind the Headlines

SBS  |  November 1, 2017

As Melbourne struggles with increased youth crime, one particular group have fallen under the spotlight. The so-called Apex have captured the attention of the media, the police, and the imagination of the public, but who are they? Are they a serious threat or just a bunch of kids demonised out of proportion to their activities? This documentary seeks to look beyond the media hype at a community under intense scrutiny. Working closely with the South Sudanese community, this documentary goes to the heart of what it takes to make a multicultural society and gives pause to those who have forged a view of migrant communities based on stereotypes by separating myth from reality.

As Melbourne struggles with increased youth crime, one particular group have fallen under the spotlight. The so-called Apex have captured the attention of the media, the police, and the imagination of the public, but who are they? Are they a serious threat or just a bunch of kids demonised out of proportion to their activities? This documentary seeks to look beyond the media hype at a community under intense scrutiny. Working closely with the South Sudanese community, this documentary goes to the heart of what it takes to make a multicultural society and gives pause to those who have forged a view of migrant communities based on stereotypes by separating myth from reality.

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