Friday, 2 January 2015

Estate, a Reverie - documentary and Q&A event at the Rio on 10 January

Estate, A Reverie (dir. Andrea Luka Zimmerman) tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate (1938-2014) in Hackney and the utopian promise of social housing it offered, with an unruly celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity.

Filmed over seven years, Estate, A Reverie seeks to reveal and celebrate the resilience of residents who are profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents' own historical re-enactments and dramatised scenes, the film asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and through geography even.

The documentary, followed by Q&A with Director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Iain Sinclair, will be shown at a special event at the Rio on 10 January.

"Knowing the previous work of its creators, I believe this project will achieve something very significant for the times we are living in. It will remind us - and how appropriate this is for the medium of film - that, both politically and humanly, the past is not behind us, not obsolescent, but beside us and urgent." (John Berger)

Trailer:

Estate, a Reverie (Trailer) from Andrea Luka Zimmerman on Vimeo.

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