London is experiencing a housing crisis. In the call for more truly affordable places to live in the capital, whose voice will be heard? David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham and mayoral hopeful, believes giving a platform to London’s residents will help articulate this critical issue.
That is what Lammy has done with Fourwalls, a short film project he established last year inviting Londoners to showcase the reality of housing in the capital through three-minute ﬁlms. Last week, the project’s jury of housing and ﬁlm industry experts shortlisted 10 submissions and picked one winner; all were screened at the London Short Film Festival.
The films explore the varied experiences of living in London, shedding personal light on the the challenges and changes of residing in the capital – from gentrification and squatting to sub-letting and government repair programmes.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites below – you can see the other shortlisted films here.