The 18:10 screening of Dispossession will be preceded by a reading from Manchester-based writer Lindy Newns. Lindy will read three extracts from Poems for Grenfell Tower, a collection of 62 poems by writers from or close to the Grenfell community as well well-known poets such as Anne Stevenson, Michael Rosen and George Szirtes.
Narrated by Maxine Peake, Dispossession examines the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in the UK. This is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.
“To mark the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, we’ve arranged a one-off screening at HOME to remember the victims and show solidarity with the survivors and their efforts to find justice for the lives lost. We’ll be donating our share of the box office receipts to Justice 4 Grenfell.” – Paul Sng, Director, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.