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Crossing the Line: each person houses parts of others (N/C 15+)

24 November

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


each person houses parts of others, curated by artist, writer and educator, Adam Benmakhlouf, is intended to provide empowering historical and international contexts for communities facing the effects of a UK-wide shortage of social and affordable housing. The selected filmmakers sensitively and experimentally document alternative ways of living together, and legacies of community-led responses to housing crises in Glasgow and Milton Keynes, as well as contemporary grassroots groups.

In Rosalind Nashashibi’s Hreash House, a warm and candid record is made of 'one family as an entire community', in a concrete block shared by an extended Palestinian family. Also taking place in part in a home setting, Winnie Herbstein’s Minutes combines footage of an independent feminist welder’s collective, who are also the actors in some improvised reconstructions of Take Root meetings, a 1990s self-organised womens’ housing provider. Similarly, Ed Webb-Ingall’s Community, Land, Trust parallels contemporary and historical efforts by local groups in Milton Keynes to create not-for-profit, affordable homes. His film closely follows the methodologies of community video production, modelled on Channel 40 – a 1970s local television network, designed to enhance civic engagement.

Sharing a commitment to thorough research and observation, the films each provide different forms of insight into the radical and far-reaching potential of locally-based political action.


Rosalind Nashishibi, Hreash House, 2004. SD Video, 20 min

Winnie Herbstein, Minutes, 2019. SD Video, 12 min 30 sec

Ed Webb-Ingall, Community, Land, Trust. 2019. HD Video, 36 min 39 sec

This screening will be introduced by Adam Benmakhlouf.

Image: Ed Webb-Ingall, Community, Land, Trust, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Directors Various
  • Running Time 1h19m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Year of Production 2014-2019
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