"An all-too-timely look at the country’s deep-seated housing crisis"
The Quietus
"A timely and vitally important documentary "
Backseat Mafia
"Successfully crunches a vast amount of material on the history and reality of affordable housing in Britain"
The Guardian
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For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain.

The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates across the UK and investigates how the state works with the private sector to demolish council estates to build on the land they stand on, making properties that are unaffordable to the majority of people. Dispossession is the story of people fighting for their communities, of people who know the difference between a house and a home, and who believe that housing is a human right, not an expensive luxury.


Alisdair Doherty, Alison Thewliss, Andrew Smith, Andy Plant, Angela Keating, Beverley Robinson, Caroline Lucas, Catherine Ryder, Chantal Lee, Chris Leslie, Christopher Monckton, Daniela Scotece, Danny Dorling, Dawn Foster, Deborah Orr, Eileen & Michael O’Keeffe, Florence Eshalomi, Frances Stojilkovic, Gary Barton





Running Time

82 Minutes



Directed by

Paul Sng

Written by

Paul Sng

Produced by

Paul Sng


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