Building A Movement
Five case studies from the front line of the fight for safe housing and against aggressive development and gentrification across London, presented through talks, films and photography. Each case study emphasising a different successful approach to community action on housing. Followed by performance from the young activists and poets of Voices That Shake and the amazing Potent Whisper.
Organised in collaboration with The Rainbow Collective, EEFF will be a platform for housing campaigns from across the city for a sharing of stories, ideas and tactics in the fight for social housing in London, all raising money for relief projects supporting Grenfell Tower survivors.
Each case study will emphasis a different approach to activism through screenings and talks. Case studies will be presented by residents and campaigners from Haringey Housing Action Group, Southwark Notes on the Elephant And Castle campaign, Cressingham Gardens, Ledbury Estate and the Grenfell Tower Silent March.
Screenings will include work from many London based filmmakers on housing in the city as well as the amazing ‘Street 66’ by Ayo Akingbade chronicling the life of Ghanaian housing activist Dora Boatemah and her influence on the regeneration of Angell Town Estate in Brixton, South London.
We are exited to be welcoming:
Representatives from the Cressingham Gardens Community
Representatives from the Balfron Tower Community
Representatives from the Grenfell community
Khadijah Mamudu, a core member of The Grenfell Fire Forum (GFF)
Ammar, from campaign to save Chrisp Street Market
Paul Watt writer of ‘Social Housing and Urban Renewal: A Cross-National Perspective’
Paul Watt, Professor of Urban Studies, Birkbeck University
Phil Murphy, Former Fire Safety Officer, GMFRS & UK High Rise Residents’ Fire Safety
The case studies will culminate in a panel discussion featuring representatives from each campaign, along with journalists and politicians to be confirmed.
After all the listening, the audience will be actively encouraged to take part in the discussion, with as much time as possible to be given to the questions.
Performance + DJs
This will be followed by performance, DJs and plenty of time for groups, campaigners and interested people from across the city to get together and make connections.
Films screening include:
Cracks in the System (Hannan Majid & Richard York)
Excerpts from Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (Paul Sng)
Failed By The State: Struggle In The Shadow Of Grenfell (Daniel Renwick & Ish)
Gascoyne Lives (Derek Smith)
Street 66 (Ayo Akingbade)
Vauxhall Dragon (VGERTA in collaboration with The Rainbow Collective )
Voices That Shake: Surviving The State (Voices That Shake)
What Does Balfron Tower Mean To You? (Rab Harling)