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Screening: Rent Rebels
Wed 15 March 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
In the last few years European cities have changed a lot. Flats that once were unattractive are now being used as secure investment objects. The transformation into owner-occupied flats and massive rent increases become an everyday phenomenon. The visible tenant protests in the vibrant metropolis of Berlin are a reaction to the growing shortage of affordable housing.
This film is a kaleidoscope of the tenants’ struggles in Berlin against their displacement out of their neighbourhood communities. Ranging from the occupation of the Berlin town hall to a camp at Kottbusser Tor, the organised prevention of evictions and the struggle of senior citizens for their community center and age-appropriate flats, a new urban protest movement is on the rise.
We will be joined by film maker and sociologist Matthias Coers and Grischa Dallmer, member of the team and city activist, to talk about the film and answer your questions.