feature: ‘a moving image’ – a new multimedia film about gentrification in london

July 6, 2015

Check out upcoming feature film, ‘A Moving Image’. Written and directed by British filmmaker Shola Amoo, the multimedia film explores the gentrification affecting many areas in London – with Shola focusing his lens on the South London areas of Peckham, Brixton, and Elephant & Castle. The plot centers on visual artist Nina (played by actress Tanya Fear) who returns to her community after a long absence and is then accused of being a symbol of gentrification. The film follows her as she creates a piece of art that can bring her community together, speaking to real people affected by the gentrification (in turn, blurring the line between fiction and reality). Shola Amoo states: “As a lifelong south Londoner I’ve seen the communities I’ve lived in grow and change. Gentrification has taken hold of London […] The housing crisis has meant that many people are facing eviction and being removed from their communities.” Watch the film’s teaser trailer below and support the film via Indiegogo here.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

Pictured: Tanya Fear and Shola Amoo