THE STREET + Q&A12A

THE STREET + Q&A

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Hoxton Street is at the traditional beating heart of East London. Less than a mile from the City of London it has become the last bastion of the areas disadvantaged while many of the businesses that have been around for over a hundred years continue to disappear.


Now a concentration of the aged, poor and dispossessed, Hoxton Street's remaining residents form a close-knit working-class community that has absorbed waves of immigrants since the 1950's. But as traditional industry has withered, the latest influx of young urban hipsters followed closely by expensive restaurants, digital media start-ups and corporate property developers has brought with it a deepening social and financial divide. Sensing they have been left behind, the street's ageing white residents lament the loss of their jobs and former ways of life, echoing the 52% who voted to leave the EU.


Set against rapid gentrification, unregulated capitalism, years of austerity, the fallout from the Grenfell disaster and the eruption of Brexit, award-winning photo-journalist Zed Nelson's feature-length debut, filmed over four years, is a revealing portrait of life in London today...and tomorrow.


Followed by a Q&A with director Zed Nelson and some of the residents of Hoxton Street.