Dispossession: the Great Social Housing Swindle
Dispossession: the Great Social Housing Swindle (aka Social Housing, Social Cleansing)
Balfron Tower excerpt, co-produced by Rab Harling, includes photographic and video work from the Inversion / Reflection series, and includes a personal appearance.
Balfron Tower excerpt originally featured in the cinema documentary feature film Dispossession: the Great Social Housing Swindle (2017), directed by Paul Sng.
First screened at the East End Film Festival, 8th June 2017.
This excerpt was also featured in Channel 5’s Social Housing Social Cleansing. Directed by Paul Sng for Velvet Joy Productions. First broadcast 28th March 2018.
Watch the full documentary feature film online: https://vivaverve.com/film/dispossess…
“An all-too-timely look at the country’s deep-seated housing crisis” The Quietus
“A timely and vitally important documentary ” Backseat Mafia
“Successfully crunches a vast amount of material on the history and reality of affordable housing in Britain” The Guardian
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 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.