What price protection? Louis goes behind the scenes of Jo’burg’s private-security firms.

Watch Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg on BBC Select

With a title like Law and Disorder, Louis’ program on the most populated city in South Africa was always going to include an element of risk. In this gritty documentary, the British filmmaker puts himself in the firing line in a city besieged by crime.

Many residents are turning to private security protection. But are the sometimes-brutal methods of these private police really a solution, or part of the problem?

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