Directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain.
For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home.
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.
“A disturbingly timely film that delves into the murky world of public housing, political manoeuvring and deceit. See it and be troubled…” – Rebecca O’Brien, producer I, Daniel Blake, Raining Stones, My Name Is Joe
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dispossession director Paul Sng.