At Barbican Centre on .
"Introduced by Lynsey Hanley, author of Estates: An Intimate History and writer for the Observer and New Statesman
In the early to mid-twentieth century the advent of film and the documentary form, enabled the crumbling state of London’s East End housing stock to be recorded and highlighted as a ‘social problem’.
From groundbreaking British documentary Housing Problems (1935) to films promoting a move from the slums to new LCC housing estates in the 1960s these films are eye-opening documents of the city’s fabric and its inhabitants’ lives in transition.
Part of Reel City: London in Motion"
I assume it featured the film Somewhere Decent to Live too.