Uprooted – Brixton housing documentary at the Ritzy

Written by on May 12, 2016 in Council, Film, gentrification, Housing, Planning - 1 Comment

Scene from UprootedThe Ritzy will screen a new documentary on the London housing crisis on 5 June. Uprooted follows the last days of two residents on the Myatts Field North estate in Lambeth as it goes through a regeneration programme.

“In the middle of a rapidly changing London, a housing crisis rips through the capital, eating up communities and council estates along the way.

“Two ladies’ lives intertwine as they are forced to say goodbye to their memories,” says the award-winning director Ross Domoney.

The 3pm screening of the National Film and Television School production will be followed by a discussion with residents from Myatts Field North and a talk by Dr Stuart Hodkinson, lecturer in critical urban geography at Leeds University who specialises in “neoliberal urbanism”, gentrification, housing privatisation, and the private finance initiative.

See a trailer here.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

One Comment on "Uprooted – Brixton housing documentary at the Ritzy"

  1. Ross Domoney June 3, 2016 at 11:28 am ·

    Alan thanks but you have got the times wrong! Please change it to 15.00 — ! thank you

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