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Living In The Richest Borough In The World - Surviving Grenfell and Fighting to Stay!

December 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 24
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Living In The Richest Borough In The World - Surviving Grenfell and Fighting to Stay!
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Living In The Richest Borough In The World - Surviving Grenfell and Fighting to Stay!
Dec 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 24

The fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower in Kensington Chelsea, London in June 2017 stunned the world. Located in the richest Borough in the world, Grenfell was a symbol of all that has gone wrong in housing for lower-income people. The Filmmaker and the Advocate speak with Grenfell survivor, Nicholas Burton, a character in PUSH who lived on the 20th floor of the building and who lost not just his home, but also his wife and his dog to the fire. The trio delve into the deep tensions in the Borough – where uber-rich investors are driving out residents who are part of the vibrant multi-cultural community, and where low-income people have little say in their own housing, let alone the future of their neighbourhood. Nicholas rounds out the discussion touching on the emergence of Grenfell United a group seeking justice for survivors, the ongoing government Inquiry into the Tragedy, and the cladding problems faced by many throughout the UK now. This episode just might bring some tears to your eyes. 

Produced by WG Film 
Recorded & Edited by Mikey Jones
Music by Florencia Di Concilio
Social Media & Support Team - Louise Gustafsson & Maja Moberg

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/pushbacktalks)

Show Notes

The fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower in Kensington Chelsea, London in June 2017 stunned the world. Located in the richest Borough in the world, Grenfell was a symbol of all that has gone wrong in housing for lower-income people. The Filmmaker and the Advocate speak with Grenfell survivor, Nicholas Burton, a character in PUSH who lived on the 20th floor of the building and who lost not just his home, but also his wife and his dog to the fire. The trio delve into the deep tensions in the Borough – where uber-rich investors are driving out residents who are part of the vibrant multi-cultural community, and where low-income people have little say in their own housing, let alone the future of their neighbourhood. Nicholas rounds out the discussion touching on the emergence of Grenfell United a group seeking justice for survivors, the ongoing government Inquiry into the Tragedy, and the cladding problems faced by many throughout the UK now. This episode just might bring some tears to your eyes. 

Produced by WG Film 
Recorded & Edited by Mikey Jones
Music by Florencia Di Concilio
Social Media & Support Team - Louise Gustafsson & Maja Moberg

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/pushbacktalks)