Category: Focus E15

Saturday Night Special Screening at Focus E15 Social Centre in Stratford


After the victory in Bow County Court this Thursday, defeating Newham Council’s case for an Immediate Possession Order and thus allowing use of the former housing for further protest and organising, Full Unemployment Cinema are planning a screening with Focus E15 for this Saturday night 4 October on squatting, council housing and the disaster that is contemporary UK politics and housing provision.

Below is a provisional programme for the screening, we are still confirming some of these films and others so please bear with us while we confirm and add updates here.

Saturday 4 October 7pm

Focus E15 Mothers occupation
Open House
80-86 Doran Walk
Carpenter’s Estate
Stratford E15 2JJ
Inquiry: The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984 BBC, 50 min)
Investigative documentary into UK housing policy since the 1960s, with a critical expose of financing and mangerial paradigms that were compromising council housing even before Thatcher sold most of it off.

Kilner House (Mark Saunders/Spectacle Films, 1981, 35 min)
Kilner House in Kennington was occupied as part of the Squat against Sales campaign against the first Greater London Council house sales.

Olympic Stories: Clays Lane (Noemi Rodrguez/Spectacle Films, 2006, 11 min)
Clays Lane housing co-operative, situated in the future Olympic Village in Newham, faced an inevitable eviction. This is the story of Clays Lane residents and their claim for fair treatment.

Photo from the screening courtesy of @aymiebackler

Photo from the screening courtesy of @aymiebackler