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  • Fri 5 May
  • 74 minutes
  • Director: Shola Amoo
  • Cast: Tanya Fear, Hussina Raja, Aki Omoshaybi
  • UK (2016)


Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? When the 'problem' is 'gentrification', responses range from righteous anger ('Peckham doesn't need another Costa Fucking Coffee!') to writer-director Shola Amoo's probing, articulate, award-winning mix of fact and fiction in which documentary, animation and worldwide archive footage succinctly merge.

After a long absence living in the East London gluten-free hipster enclave of Shoreditch, artist Nina (Tanya Fear) returns home to South London's rapidly gentrifying Brixton, where communities are slowly being destroyed. Her answer to the changing face of one of London's most richly diverse areas – an art project – inevitably leads to suggestions that Nina herself is actually part of the problem. There are doubts too about the extent to which this will make any difference whatsoever in a world of housing developers ever ready to embrace the darker side of Capitalism, or Network Rail’s London-wide redevelopment plans.

So plenty to talk about, and we are delighted to welcome the film's writer-director Shola Amoo and producer Rienkje Attoh for a post-screening discussion and Q&A chaired by Rio Director Oliver Meek