Thursday, 18 June 2009

Film & Discussion Fri 19th 7pm

This years Old Town Festival is about`Home` with the stories of the Old Town`s unique houses and buildings, and the people who have made the Old Town their place.

SOOT have organised 4 events in the programme, all of which are FREE and all take place at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Friday 19th June 7pm (90mins)

A screening of the film Smoke and Mirrors, a documentary, made in partnership with ‘Edinburgh Against Stock Transfer’ campaign group, documents their successful challenge to The City of Edinburgh Council’s plan to privatise all 23,000 of the city’s council homes. It considers the impact of gentrification programmes on working-class communities, and shows how a well-organised grass-roots, community-based struggle can challenge and defeat deeply unpopular policy decisions.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film maker Neil Gray.

See here for background on successful campaign