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Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle

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Synopsis

In 2017 housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. But despite the media spotlight, few stories examined the catastrophic long-term failures that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the United Kingdom. This film seeks to explore the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the UK over the past thirty years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy.
The story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.

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Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
82 mins
Format
1080p HD
Director
Paul Sng
Producer
Paul Sng
Co-Producer
Kiran Acharya, Lisa McKenzie, Vicky Millington, Mickey O'Brien
Executive Producer
Luke Doonan
Editor
Josh Alward
Screenwriter
Paul Sng
Director of Photography
Nick Ward; Additional Photography: Mark Chester, Alessia Gammarota, Rab Harling, Ravi McArthur, Lisa Wormsley; Still Photographer: Robert Clayton
Sound
Alex Gregson
Music
Tom Gillieron, Micky O'Brien
Principal Cast
Maxine Peake, Sian Berry, Karen Buck, James Cook, Danny Dorling, Jim Fitzpatrick, Dawn Foster, Peter Hitchens, Caroline Lucas, Lisa McKenzie, Deborah Orr, Beverley Robinson, Nicola Sturgeon, Alison Thewliss, Gavin Werry, Valerie Wright
Image
©Robert Clayton

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Last updated 16th February 2018