Living Rent presents 'Four films on tenant power'
Join us for our next fundraiser, a screening of four angry and inspiring short films on the history and present-day realities of housing struggle across the world. As we fight on the ground in Glasgow, winning victories against landlords and building grassroots power, this night will be a chance to reflect on what we want to achieve, and celebrate the arrival of spring (in Glasgow, and for renters in general hopefully!)
The bar will be open, some food available and plenty of time to discuss, and maybe even have a dance…
Suggested donation: £3 / 5 on the door
'This is Parkdale' (2015)
A blistering documentary on the realities of gentrification and how working-class communities can build real resistance to the speculators and developers. 'This is Parkdale' follows the story of one diverse neighbourhood in Toronto as they realise strength in solidarity and creative action against the rack-renting landlords determined to displace them. A real call to action!
'Tin Town' (2009)
Promised housing by the South African government, more than a hundred Cape Town families found community through their struggle as squatters on a sandy road known as Symphony Way. This short documentary shows both the brutal reality of displacement and the inspiring determination of the women of Symphony Way, as they reflect on that road in their past, and on the road ahead.
An extremely rare political campaigning film, boiling with anger at the injustices of London's housing situation, in particular the area around Kensington, over which the shadow of Grenfell falls today. Made by the radical film collective Cinema Action, their films were designed to illuminate working-class struggles and encourage future action. Just like we need today!
'Out of the Rubble' (2015)
Acclaimed director Penny Woolcock's documentary presents poverty, housing and immigration in British cities, and the mistakes they keep making, splicing together rare archive footage and contemporary residents, to create a powerful film that gets to the heart of today's housing crisis.