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Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG)

Film screening and panel discussion

Festival of the Future City/
Mon 16 October 2017

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG)

Film screening and panel discussion

glasgow-4
Mon 16 October 2017,

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle – a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake – explores the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates across the UK and investigates how the state works with the private sector to demolish council estates to build on the land they stand on, making properties that are unaffordable to the majority of people.

Dispossession is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who know the difference between a house and a home, and who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.

The film will be introduced by director Paul Sng and then followed by a panel looking at housing in Bristol in the future and what can be learned from other cities resulting from recent research visits to Amsterdam and North America. Panellists include Oona Goldsworthy (United  Communities), Jackson Moulding (Ashley Vale Action Group) and Cllr Paul Smith (Bristol City Council).

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