Online screening of movie “Housing against Everyone” and discussion with the director Tomáš Hlaváček and social housing specialist Martin Freund, will be part of the festival “One World 2021”.
Housing against Everyone / Tomáš Hlaváček / Czech Republic, Slovakia 2021 / 89 min / English friendly – The availability of housing is a big topic today. It has the strongest impact on those who participate least in the public debate – low-income households, minorities or single women. The film follows a group of activists around Martin Freund, a representative and member of the Live Brno movement, as they try to persuade politicians in the second largest Czech city about their vision of affordable housing. They are mostly met with ridicule, rejection, and even aggression. The filmmakers also devote time to the stories of the people themselves, who hope that soon they will have a roof over their heads. The film shows a futile attempt to change the system of exclusion, in which many politicians repeat phrases from scaremongering chain e-mails and use them as arguments to justify their decisions.