Odwa Shweni’s 40m fall to his death on a KwaZulu-Natal film set in April 2018 raised a red flag about the precarious status of freelance casts and crew. 

Beneath the façade of a thriving film industry, hazardous working conditions, bullying and sexual harassment are rife.

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