Concrete Soldiers UK + Q&A12A

Concrete Soldiers UK + Q&A

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  • Tue 26 Feb
  • 62 minutes
  • Director: Woolfe.Vision
  • UK (2017)

Synopsis

The Rio Cinema and Concrete Soldiers Uk presents an evening of films about regeneration and people power.


After filming the victory of saving Macintosh Court elder people's home for Concrete Soldiers, we thought that was it. But months after a whole new story arose for the people of Macintosh Court…


Come and enjoy an evening of films and what happened next. A rare opportunity to watch Concrete Soldiers Uk and Tom Cordell’s film in the making.


The Q&A following the film will include director/producer Nikita Woolfe and campaigner Andy Worthington, the film's narrator.


Stop Press! As an added treat the evening begins with a short film about that great Dalston landmark, Ridley Road Market.



CONCRETE SOLDIERS UK


An exhilarating and inspirational journey which reveals the battles being fought against the big developers and local councils who are splitting apart communities in the name of progress. Against all odds, these campaigners are winning and showing the way for people power. Interspersed with surprising facts about the UK housing crisis and the Grenfell Tower disaster, CONCRETE SOLDIERS UK shows how it all feeds into the whole ethnic and social cleansing of cities.


CONCRETE SOLDIERS UK is produced by Woolfe.Vision, a film collective working to inspire social change.


Followed by

WORK IN PROGRESS


A chance to see a work in progress, a segment of an ongoing feature length project about the privatised city being made by UTOPIA LONDON director Tom Cordell.


For the last 15 months, the tenants at Macintosh Court, a sheltered housing scheme for retired people in Lambeth, have been subjected to endless shoddy building work. In despair they called in the building’s original architect, Kate Macintosh (herself retired and 81 years old) to help them fight to save their homes. But at each stage the building’s owners, Lambeth Council, seem more interested in covering up what has gone wrong than fixing the building. What could they be hiding? This film is a journey into the bizarre world where private business is remaking London, and where nothing is ever what it seems.