All Eyes East (FREE)
Running Time: 120′
A special selection of films focusing on East End lives, history, and cultural change. From the Gascoyne Estate to the community work being done at St Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch, and from performing at Hackney Carnival to skating through the Stratford Centre, these films powerfully evoke hows lives are lived and are changing in East London.
UK | Derek Smith | 36 min
Residents reflect on fifty years of social housing as lived on a model London estate, set against a background of impending change.
UK | Kate V. Lewis | 7 min
Pat the barber has been living with and cutting hair for the homeless in Dalston for 22 years. But with rising housing prices and an increasingly rundown shop, his future there is precarious.
Carnival: A Tropical Isles’ Tale
UK | Nick David, Jack Flynn | 5 min
In the run-up to the Hackney Carnival, young dancers tell their story and experiences of being involved in the Tropical Isles dance group.
UK | Donny Johnson | 5 min
When the shops in The Stratford Centre shut, the shopping mall becomes a haven for a community of dancers and skaters.
East End: The Place We Call Home
UK | Paul Crawley | 15 min | @GatewayHousing
Through the lives of eight Gateway residents, East End: The Place We Call Home presents a snapshot of what home means in today’s East End.
UK | Ellen Evans, Matthew Holman | 19 min
A portrait of Shoreditch’s St Leonard’s Church, Schrödinger’s Shoreditch looks at the work being done by the church in the community, including its opposition to the planned gentrification of the area.
Perceptions on Chaos
UK | Antonia Luxem | 33 min | @PoCHackney_Film
A conversational journey through the gentrification process happening in one of the Boroughs of the East-End of London, Hackney.