Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG)

Monday 16 October 2017

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (PG)

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  • Director Paul Sng
  • Origin UK
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 82 minutes

"A timely lecture on humanity" – The Times

"The housing crisis is one of our nation’s biggest scandals and this film shows us it’s deliberate. A must see independent film." – Michael Sheen

"Perhaps the most important British film since I, Daniel Blake." – The Big Issue

Bread & Roses presents: 

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 new 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.