The latest film from local  documenters Hazuan Hashim and Phil Maxwell, East One traces the changes that have occurred in Spitalfields and Banglatown. Candidly looking at immigration, regeneration, living conditions and culture through the eyes of local residents, and making extensive use of Maxwell’s vast photo archive, it celebrates a part of London that has seen unprecedented change, yet undeniably retains a unique identity. A true evocation on film, East One’s World Premiere is accompanied by a large outdoor display of photographs in Wentworth Street.

£9.50 Tickets will be available from the Rich Mix Cinema website here


  1. Roger Lewis Reply

    A terrific and absorbing documentary with a wonderful and appropriate musical score. The directors employed a varied mixture of media including absorbing interviews with residents, both recent and archive film and photos, extracts from both a nostalgic poetry reading by Bernard Kops (reminding me of my own Jewish grandparents who lived off Brick Lane in Bacon Street – something that always amuses me) and a hilarious guided tour with Alan Gilbey and Steve Wells (see the book ‘East End Backpassages’) plus a wide selection of captivating film techniques. This made for a wonderful, sensory collage depicting life past and present in a small part of the East End which kept my interest throughout. Although specific to the Spitalfields area much of the focus on history, changes and present day could be transferred to any similar area in Britain – or indeed Europe. If you’re a fan of the Gentle Author’s daily blog ‘Spitalfields Life’ this film takes you to the next level. Well worth watching again and again (if it ever comes out as a DVD) as there is so much to see and listen to. I must catch other documentaries the directors have made. Thank you guys!

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