Our first film night at Wolves Lane organised by StART in conjunction with The Ubele Initiative was a huge success! More than 50 people from very diverse backgrounds enjoyed a selection of short films about housing, dispossession and local community action, and everyone actively participated in open discussions. All this accompanied with good music, great vegan food and drinks. Such a wonderful night! Looking forward to the next one!
The films screened were:
The area is changing. People are disappearing. What has that got to do with coffee? Written and Directed by Nathaniel Martello-White
Being Blacker (2018)
Regeneration clip. By Molly Dineen. The film tells the story of the renowned reggae record shop owner and music producer Blacker Dread, his extended family, friends and the wider Brixton community
Tower XYZ (2016)
Accompanied by a lilting soundtrack, characters wander through London’s concrete jungle as the narrator reflects on the current state of the city and her imagined future. Director, Writer, Producer & Editor Ayo Akingbade
Street 66 (2018)
Documentary about Ghanaian housing activist Dora Boatemah and the Angell Town community in Brixton, London fighting for better housing conditions. Director, Writer, Producer & Editor Ayo Akingbade
The films were followed by a discussion about gentrification, identity and belonging hosted by Haylee Venus
Many thanks to Ubele Initiative, Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre, and especially everyone who came along to the event!