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The Street

UK, 2019, 93mins, Cert.TBC

Film description

Photographer-filmmaker Zed Nelson explores the effects of gentrification in Hoxton Street, East London, a place where the upheavals of rapid change, austerity and escalating prices are having devastating effects on the working class community there. Long running local businesses are closing down as trendy new bars, cafes and galleries open up, run by an affluent new population and the social housing crisis forces out poor and elderly people. The EU referendum looms in the background fuelling growing xenophobia and resentment. A heartfelt and compassionate film about living in Britain right now.

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