There is a generosity of spirit at work in the film that captivates from the getgo - less a political polemic more a poetical portrait of times-fast-going. An enthralling and uplifting celebration of the resilience of humanity in flux.Andrew Kotting
A spirited celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity, Estate, A Reverie was nominated for the Grierson Award for best Newcomer Documentary and selected for Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015.
Filmed over seven years, the film reveals and celebrates the resilience of inner-city residents who are profoundly overlooked and stereotyped by the media and society. Interweaving intimate portraits of the residents of Samuel House, the final block in Hackney’s Haggerston estate with reenactments, landscape and architectural studies, and dramatised scenes.
Samuel House was demolished in autumn 2014. An example of the ongoing change to Britain’s inner cities, the estate had been abandoned by Hackney Council and allowed to fall into dereliction. Zimmerman lived in Samuel House for 17 years and despite this decline the block was a home to her and many others.
Estate, A Reverie asks how we might resist our neighbours being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, or even geography…
Join us for this special screening of Estate, A Reverie featuring a Skype Q&A with Andrea Luka Zimmerman.
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Image courtesy of Andrea Luka Zimmerman and LUX, London.
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