British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle

Synopsis
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 failures that resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the United Kingdom. This documentary explores the state of council housing in the UK over the past 30 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.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2017
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
housing; housing estates

Credits

Director
Paul Sng
Contributor
Maxine Peake

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£6.91
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
82 minutes
Year
2019

Production Company

Name

Velvet Joy Productions

Email
info@velvetjoyproductions.com
Address
4A Powis Square
East Sussex
Brighton
BN1 4HH

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 156 times.