Estate, a Reverie documents the everyday struggle of a community trying to survive in an east London housing estate scheduled for demolition, which was also the artist’s home. The film celebrates the remarkable resilience and solidarity of working class residents who are routinely overlooked, ignored and misrepresented by government officials, the media and wider society, and interrogates the political and social forces that contribute to their marginalisation.
Zimmerman challenges typical documentary form by weaving realism with dramatisation and historical re-enactment, creating moving and intimate portraits of people with whom she shared a life for 17 years. The artist seeks to give residents a voice and a visual presence to counter the many myths and clichés of mainstream representations, and asks how we might resist defining lives by categories of class, gender, ability or disability, and even their geography.
Drinks and snacks will be provided with the generous support of the Goldsmiths SU Academic Communities fund.
Please note this screening is in the Professor Stuart Hall building – view campus map here: https://www.gold.ac.uk/campus-map/
Cities on Screen is an informal film series for sociology students and others to discuss issues and ideas related to urban life. Curated by Sophie Porter and Emily Ballard, MA Cities and Society.
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Dates & times
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|6 Jun 2019||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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