Film

The Street

Director
Zed Nelson
Certificate
15
Running Time
94 mins

The street is question is Hoxton Street in East London, but it could just as well be any number of places in Bristol. A traditional working class area that’s absorbed waves of immigrants and seen the decline of industry, it’s now infested with beardy hipster tossers, bringing their coffee shops, expensive restaurants, digital media start-ups and rocketing house prices to force out the old, poor and dispossessed.

Director Zed Nelson charted this multiple pile-up of the forces that shaped Brexit – austerity, gentrification, greedy property developers and a deepening social/financial divide – over three years.

By robin askew, Thursday, Nov 14 2019

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