After the screening we'll be joined for a Q&A with director Paul Sng.
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.
Director: Michael Cumming. Featuring: Chris Morris. UK 2017. 60 mins.
Twenty years after Brass Eye was first aired in 1997,Oxide Ghosts gives us the story behind the making of the legendary, provocative, and brilliant satirical TV series.
Part documentary, part artwork – this film is designed solely for cinema screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage taken from the personal archive of director Michael Cumming, who made both the pilots and the series. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Brass Eye star Chris Morris, and provides a rare glimpse into his extraordinary working practices.
After the film we’re delighted to welcome Michael Cumming himself for a Q&A, where he will be spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of bags.