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Femme de la Rue: sexism on the streets of Brussels The student film, Femme de la Rue, a shocking account of everyday sexist insults in the street, is now at the centre of a political and social storm in Belgium and across its borders. After it was shown on TV and at a screening last week it has become an internet success and triggered a public debate. A documentary film about men harassing women on the streets of Brussels has provoked a heated debate in the country, with some calling an aspiring female director racist.­Final year film student Sofie Peeters has created 'Women in the Streets' to highlight the problem of street harassment millions of women across the world face. Pretty Peeters filmed men with a hidden camera while walking around the Belgian capital.She was constantly whistled and shouted at, with "B" words and phrases like "I'll take you to hotel" the most commonly heard.Peeters' first-hand harassment account, Women in the Streets, screened at a local movie house, has caused a stir in the society.Many noticed, the director chose to film her sequences in areas mostly populated by African migrants, and accused Peeters of being racist. WATCH THE ENTIRE DOCUMENTARY

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