The Battle for Deptford – film premiere

It’s been a while since I last posted on this site. But today I have exciting news: Hat Vickers, fellow Deptford campaigner, is releasing her feature-length documentary film about the fight to save Tidemill Garden and Reginald House in Deptford. Hat writes:

I’m really pleased to invite you to the premiere of The Battle for Deptford, a feature length documentary about community, gentrification and resistance in south east London. Click the image to watch the trailer.

Watch the trailer here.

Whose city is it?

A beloved community garden and block of council homes in Deptford, south east London, are under threat from redevelopment. Lewisham Council want to push through demolition, but local people fight back, to try to influence the plans and have a say in how their communities are changing.

This documentary delves into how by changing our city we change ourselves, and the forces which can take this collective right away from us. It explores gentrification, air pollution, the importance of green spaces, and what it means to be part of a community.

There will be a IRL premiere at St Nicholas Church, Deptford, on Thursday 28 April.

And an online premiere on Thursday 5 May.

Tickets are free but please register in advance to book your place.

I hope to see you there.

Links for further information:

The Battle for Deptford trailer

Screenings booking page

Documentary facebook page

Photos by Hat Vickers