This film is part of Free

Rubbish People

A group of Islington slum tenants unite to protest against harassment and demand decent living conditions.

Documentary 1966 17 mins


This 1966 film sheds light on the appalling housing conditions endured by a group of tenants in Islington and their decision to protest together and demand a better deal. With no narration or script, the film allows tenants to give their own account of intimidation and poor living conditions. A tenants’ meeting is juxtaposed with images of individuals talking to camera and some shocking images of their housing conditions.