NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Film Screening
Description/Abstract of your Event: 
BERLIN In the last years the capital has 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. The movie 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 organized 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. A documentary by Gertrud Schulte Westenberg and Matthias Coers D 2014 | 78 min. | German with English, Spanish, French subtitles