Dates and Times
Sun 17 Jan at 7pm (120 mins)
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Join us for a night of films made in and around London about the changing landscape. Each film will be introduced by its maker.
Concrete Heart Land, a film by Steven Ball and Rastko Novaković (25 mins)
Concrete Heart Land exposes the social cleansing of the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle. 12 years of archive material, complemented by panoramic video images, and a sound performance staged in 2012 on the then still-inhabited estate, charts the struggles of the local community to keep their homes, marking the moment that the estate was finally lost as social housing to an unjust ‘regeneration’ scheme.
Sound design by Mark Durham
Additional camera by Nic Wassell
Estate, a Reverie, by Andrea Luka Zimmerman (83 mins)
Samuel House, the final block in Hackney’s Haggerston estate, was demolished in autumn 2014. Filmmaker Andrea Zimmerman lived in Samuel House for 17 years, at a time when the estate had been abandoned by Hackney Council and allowed to fall into dereliction, both architecturally and socially. Nevertheless, this was still a home to her and many others.
Estate, a Reverie reveals and celebrates the resilience of residents who are overlooked and stereotyped by the media and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents’ own historical re-enactments, landscape and architectural studies and dramatised scenes, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography… Estate follows an earlier building-wide site-specific photography project and an exploratory book of essays and images (see www.fugitiveimages.org.uk).
Our Street, by Jane Gull (10 mins)
An ageing community discuss the prospect of leaving their homes in the west Euston community, which are to be demolished to make way for HS2.
Catch Film Night in a double bill with I’m Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce (5pm). Two shows for just £16!