Curated by UNIT Projects
Estate, a Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman
UNIT presents a special one-off screening of Estate, a Reverie by Andrea Luka Zimmerman. Estate, a Reverie tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate in Hackney, London, and the Utopian promise of social housing it offered when it was built in the 1930s. Filmed over seven years, Estate, a Reverie reveals and celebrates the resilience of residents who are profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents’ own historical reenactments, landscape and architectural studies and dramatised scenes, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography.
Praise for Estate, a Reverie ~
A spirited celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity, Estate is a deeply moving portrait of a community struggling to survive in a boarded-up London public housing project, long slated for demolition. Multi-layered and profound, Andrea Zimmerman’s film masterfully immerses us in a dreamlike lost-world of misfits, outcasts and survivors whom she films with love and aching tenderness. – Joshua Oppenheimer, Director of The Act Of Killing.