Films For Food returns with a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Dispossession The Great Social Housing Swindle’. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with residents from Aylesbury Estate, Ledbury Estate, Tony Bird (voluntary housing consultant for leaseholders and tenants), the rest of the panel is TBC.
“Perhaps the most important British film since I, Daniel Blake” – The Big Issue
“An important and timely film” – The Observer
“A timely lecture on humanity” – The Times
There is no charge for admission but you must bring a bag of non-perishable food which will get donated to First Love Foundation (Tower Hamlets Food Bank).
Dispossesion – The Great Social Housing Swindle
In 2017 housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. But despite the media spotlight, few stories examined the catastrophic long-term failures that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the United Kingdom.
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy.
Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.
Watch the trailer HERE