Squatting in Bristol, Inside Out West (2002) BBC/BHAM
Date: 2002, Country: UK, City:Bristol, Language: Eng, Length: 9.5mins, Size: 40mb Type: mp4 Film-maker: BBC/BHAM
Mary Seacole Court in St Werburghs and Easton’s Kebele Cafe are the subject of this 2002 film about Bristol squatters. Featuring Martin Maxto and Lizzie from Kebele and Satyana and Jason from Mary Seacole Court. A Bristol Housing Action Movement (BHAM) co-production. Catweazle, Jason, Cecil Axford and several more also get a look in.
Revived in 1984, Bristol Housing Action (BHAM) is a non-heirarchical collective of sqatters and their supporters. We help provide housing and other support for homeless people.
We are committed to the opening of community spaces and to solidarity with existing social centres. We campaign against the privatisation of public land and housing and for the defence of public space.
The land is a free gift to all mankind and not ‘private property’ in the ordinary sense. The right to shelter is enshrined in article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.