‘Hanging On’ (Short) – Directed by Alfie Barker

Published on September 18, 2023
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Set in Oulton, Leeds an old coal-mining community of over 60 houses still stand. Originally made as temporary council housing but sold onto private investors, they now sit with the threat of demolition, displacing a large number of residents, some who have lived there for all of their lives. Featuring a combination of audio interviews and artistic visuals we discover the stories of a close community of residents, their sentimental memories and the stress and uncertainty of an ongoing campaign to save their homes.

This documentary reminds us about the struggles of people slipping through the cracks of society and explores what it means to have a home.

Featuring the residents of Wordsworth Drive and Sugar Hill Close, Oulton, Leeds.

Directed by Alfie Barker
Produced by Hollie Bryan – Cosmosquare Films
Funded by BFI Doc Society Made of Truth Fund

DOP – Ben G Brown
Music – Benjamin Squires

Winner Best Live Action & Audience Award at Encounters Film Festival
Winner Best Doc and Best of the Festival Award at Aesthetical Film Festival
Longlist – BIFA
Shortlist – Grierson Awards

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