- Glasgow Tenants and Residents Network Film Night
Tuesday, April 10th, Kinning Park Complex, 7.00-9.00. Free Entry.
Smoke and Mirrors (Neil Gray • Scotland • 2006 • 45 mins)
This film, made in partnership with the ‘Edinburgh Against Stock Transfer’ campaign group, documents their successful challenge to The City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to privatise all 23,000 of the city’s council homes. It considers the impact of gentrification programmes on working-class communities, and shows how a well-organised grass-roots, neighbourhood-based struggle can challenge and defeat deeply unpopular policy decisions.
Neil Gray will be present to discuss the film and the current housing crisis in Glasgow and Scotland.