Festival Films at Civic Hall, Holmfirth

Sat, 19/03/2022 - 11:00am


The Housing Crisis: Films and Discussion

Download: Housing event briefing notes

FREE EVENT 11am - 4pm


Simply building more houses will not solve the problem. It is much deeper rooted. Houses should be homes not financial commodities. And where are the eco houses to live with climate change?


11.00 Possession: The great social housing swindle (UK 2017, 82mins) Paul Sing’s acute study of the ways the UK’s property market has been destroyed.


12.30 Ecoholmes is leading the way in providing affordable low-energy homes in the Holme Valley.


1.00 Push (Sweden 2019, 92mins) Frederik Gertten’s excellent documentary looks at the international and UK monster fuelling spiralling house prices and rental costs.


2.30 Bob Colenutt, author of The Property Lobby: The hidden reality behind the housing crisis (2021), the best book on the subject leads a discussion.


3.00 Your chance to take part in a discussion on the Holme Valley housing crisis with interested parties and councillors.

Sat, 19/03/2022 - 1:00pm


Dir. John Chester (US 2019, 91mins PG)
Joyous, pig-packed, family friendly, audience-loving documentary of the 8-year struggle from City life in LA to embracing nature and building a sustainable farm.

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