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It's Ours Whatever They Say

Holloway council tenants go to war with Islington Council over the provision of a playground for local children.

Documentary 1972 39 mins


"Power to the children of the Loraine Estate": with the school holidays looming, a group of kids from the Loraine Estate off Holloway Road in Islington set out to convert a derelict timber yard into an adventure playground. But the council has different ideas for the plot, and a battle ensues. Will the council's £500,000 development plan scupper the children's right to play?

Do Something (1970), another similarly-themed film shot in Islington, is also available on BFI Player.