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Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle + Q&A (PG)

25 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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This screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the following guests: Alison Thewliss (MP for Glasgow Central), Nick Walker (Collective Architecture), Linda Connon (Living Rent) and Debbie Keaveney (Living Rent), hosted by Neil Gray (Writer and Lecturer in Social Justice at University College Dublin, and editor of the forthcoming book Rent and its Discontents: A Century of Housing Struggle).

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. In this new documentary, narrated by Maxine Peake, we see the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. Focusing on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in Glasgow, London and across the UK, the film 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.

Perhaps the most important British film since I, Daniel Blake

The Big Issue
  • Director Paul Sng
  • Certificate PG
  • Running time 1h22m
  • Country UK
  • Year of produciton 2017
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