glasgow-4

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG)

Film screening and panel discussion

Festival of the Future City/
Mon 16 October 2017
18:00-20:10
Watershed
Price: £9.00/ £6.50

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG)

Film screening and panel discussion

glasgow-4
Mon 16 October 2017,
18:00-20:10
Watershed
Price: £9.00/ £6.50

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).

In association with/

How to Book/

Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00. Booking opens soon.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers. Please allow enough time to collect your ticket/s from the relevant box office (if these haven’t already been sent to you), and make sure to arrive before the advertised start time to take your seat/s. Refunds are only available if an event is cancelled.

We endeavour to hold events in venues that are accessible to all. Watershed’s cinemas and event spaces are all located on the first floor which is accessible via the lift located in the main entrance foyer at Box Office. Once on the first floor there is level access to all areas. The venue has a hearing loop system. If you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct.

We sometimes film and photograph events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

Share this/