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thescreen: Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG) including Q&A with Luke Doonan

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23rd September 2017

7:30 pm



For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home.

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain.

The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in London, Glasgow and Nottingham, 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 in the UK.

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.

The evening includes a Q&A with Luke Doonan. Luke is a renowned TV presenter, interior designer and property developer throughout the UK and Europe. He recently presented two series of the awarding winning and ever popular property show, A Place in the Sun. His career and passion for all things property has led him to become Channel Fives Wright Stuff Property Expert and is a regular guest expert on BBC London news, BBC London Radio, Talk Radio and LBC radio. In 2016 he started his own production company, 215 Productions. A company that creates socially driven TV programmes and documentary films, this production being his latest venture.

The Q&A will include special guests to be confirmed.

Starring | Rushanara Ali, Gary Barton, Joe Beaver
Release | 2017
Genre | Documentary
Running Time | 1 h 22 m

Adult | £8 Child | £6 Senior  | £6 Students | £6 Family | £24

Child ticket applicable to children under 16
Senior ticket applicable to adults over 60
Family ticket is either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children

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