Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle - Brighton screening.
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.
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. 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.
Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.
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"A timely lecture on humanity" – The Times
"A carefully balanced, clear headed study of the myriad of ways the UK property market has skewed and malfunctioned.”
– The Guardian
“An important and timely film.” – The Observer
"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