Released in 1988
A critical look at the City of London and the financial heartland’s encroachment onto the East End and Docklands.
Despite the City leads us through the bizarre complexities of the electronic money and the ( successfully predicted ) market meltdown, to the untold stories of a community under threat. The tape asks, Is the meltdown of the docklands a myth? a facade covering the disempowerment of local people? Whose “opportunities” are being created and why? Investigates stories of corruption the tape draws a challenging portrait in which the voices of local people’s resistance are heard as they confront the planners and property dealers.
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