This is a truly disgusting promo video for the gentrified and previously squatted block of Snellinckstraat / Zwaerdecroonstraat in Rotterdam. See how squat chic is reappropriated!
Date: 2007, Country: DK, City:Copenhagen, Language: DK, Subs: EN Length:60mins, Size: 694mb Type: mp4
“69” is a documentary about a large group of young people who did not see themselves, culturally or politically, as part of established society. In 1982 they lawfully occupied what was known as the Youth House (Ungdomshuset) at Jagtvej 69, on the outskirts of Copenhagen’s inner city. The film portrays the group’s situation in 2007, documenting the stormy last six months of the Youth House’s history, where the radicalized group rage against the establishment. By following the inner circle of activists, we learn more about the group, the reasons for their actions, and the cause of their predicament.
Istanbul’daki Tokludede mahallesi, şehrin farklı yerlerinde de yürütülen kentsel dönüşüm projeleriyle uğraşıyor. Bölge tarihi ve mimari özellikleriyle şehrin önemli bölgelerinden biri. Yürütülmeye başlanan proje bölgenin tüm değerlerini umarsızca ve saygısızca yok ediyor. Burada yaşayan insanlar zorla göçe itiliyor. Belediye, bölgedeki evlerin elektriklerini ve sularını kesti. Diğer belediye hizmetleri de büyük ölçüde yerine getirilmiyor. Burada yaşayan insanların ise başka bir yere taşınmak için yeterli ekonomik güçleri bulunmuyor. Devlet, ev sahiplerine şehrin çeperlerinde bulunan ve yaşamak için yeterince uygun olmayan TOKİ konutlarında ev satın alma programı sunuyor. Bölgedeki kiracılar için ise herhangi bir ev satın alma programı bulunmuyor. Burada yaşayan insanların büyük bir bölümü şehri terk etmek zorunda kaldı. Diğerleri ise devletin teklifini kabul edip şehrin periferi bölgelerine taşındı. Son olarak burada kalan birkaç aile ise halen bu zorla göç karşısında direniyor. Bu kısa belgesel, Mimarlar Odası İstanbul Büyükkent Şubesi’nin ev sahipliği yaptığı Kent Düşleri Atölyesi süresince yapıldı.
With English subtitles.
The story of indigenous Brazilian Indians living next door to one of the world’s largest football stadiums…
‘We heard the builders say it: “This isn’t a village, go and live in the rainforest”‘, says Carlos Tukano, chief of the Aldeia Maracanã village.
This video is part of the Amnesty International www.SlumStories.org project. An online videochannel about the life in slums in different parts of the world.
All videos can be watched with English, Arab, French, Spanish, German and Dutch subtitles.
Date: 21 january 2011, Country: The Netherlands, City:?, Title: Leegstand zonder zorgen, Language: Dutch [ENG subtitles], Length: 0.54 hour, Size: 336mb Maker: Abel Hejkamp
Leegstand zonder zorgen is een reportage waarin 7 bewoners van de 2 grootste antikraakbureaus Camelot en Ad Hoc worden gevolgd
This is a a film about antisquat, tracking seven people using Camelot and Ad Hoc. You can also watch it with English subtitles
Date: 200?, Country: CZ, City: Prague, Title: Squat Wars Language: CZ Subtitles: ENG, RU, Length: 28 mins, Size: 115mb Type: mp4 Film-maker: Jan Hanus
A medium-length movie charting some public squatting actions in Prague, Czech Republic including Ladronka, Zenklovku and Milada. Check here for more info – http://www.archive.org/details/SquatWars
Plus subtitles in English, German or Russian.
Squatting. A film by Larisa Matteissen Release date 3rd of February 2009 1 hour 25 minutes Movie follows anarchists and activists, who occupy different empty buildings and territories – from rooms, houses and industrial buildings to complete villages and ports. Dutch and Russian activists are telling about their experiences of squatting and reactions of authorities to self-organisation. Anti-squatters explain why they are in side of the state.
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London, Latvian Squatters(flv)
A short documentary made in 2009 about …. Latvian squatters in London!
Squatting in Serbia(flv)
A short film suggesting the possibilities for squatting in Serbia.
Date: 2007 Country: NL, City: Amsterdam, Language: NL, EN subs Length: 30mins, Size: 731mb Type: avi / ogg / iso Film-maker: Robert Hack
Table Bed Chair is a documentary about the squatter scene of Amsterdam. The film combines insights into the history of the squatter movement and its particularly well developed autonomous structures and practices with a focus on the extraordinary legal situation in the Netherlands.
“Squatting is taking over an empty house, basically.” With this statement, cool and precise at once, the viewer is introduced to the world of the ‘krakers’, as Amsterdam’s squatters are called.
Table Bed Chair sketches a documentary portrait of the movement by inquiring into ideological approaches and real-world alternatives to existing social structures. Explosive archival footage traces the historical roots of the movement to its climax in the volatile years of the 1980s when up to 10.000 krakers lived in squatted houses in Amsterdam.
Contrasting interviews are used to explore differing points of view on issues such as selforganisation, autonomy and ideology, as well as violence as a legitimate means in the struggle. The interviewees, all active or former squatters, speak about the lack of housing and missing alternatives. They want to use empty spaces and live the utopia of a better society outside established norms. Because of its heterogeneity the movement is exposed to internal conflicts and constantly forced to change. Laws are being tightened over the decades and the city is slowly regaining control by means of repression as well as legalisation. However, the infrastructure of the earlier movement remains largely intact.
Together with the still unsolved housing problem, this infrastructure constitutes the essential basis of today’s kraker movement in Amsterdam.
The viewer watches squatting in action – the breaking of a door – and is thrust into a world which is romantically presented by the squatters as a kind of green oasis at the heart of the urban waste-land, a legal grey area in which dreams can be turned into reality. After a short, strangely civilized and almost friendly, intermezzo with the owner of the house and the police, the circle of squatter-existence is closed: A whole block of council flats with
more than a hundred apartments is evicted. The voices of krakers barricaded in another house, distorted through the walkie-talkie, urge to hang on in there: “We love it! It’s not the first time and probably not the last time!”
The ADM in those early days(flv)
Date: 21 january 2011, Country: The Netherlands, City:Amsterdam, Title: The ADM in those early days Language: Dutch, EN subs length: 9 mins, size: 56mb
This footage was part of the documentary “De lente is gratis” (aired by the VPRO in 1999) about squatting in Amsterdam. We squatted the ADM on October 13th 1997. The attempted demolition by Bertus Luske was 3 months later (January 1999) on a Saturday at 6am in the morning….
De stad was van ons (The city was ours – EN subs)
Date: 1996, Country: NL, Language: NL Length: 70mins, Size: 708mb Type: avi Film-maker: Joost Seelen
‘De stad was van ons’ ontrafelt de geschiedenis van de Amsterdamse kraakbeweging (1975 – 1988) door middel van interviews met krakers van het eerste uur, voor wie de politieke strijd belangrijker was dan het creëren van woonruimte. Daartegenover staan de krakers voor wie de politieke ideologie pas op de tweede plaats kwam. Spanningen tussen de ‘harde kern’ en de latere krakers leidden tot een spiraal van geweld en intimidatie.
Midden jaren negentig lijkt het hoogtepunt van de kraakbeweging voorbij. Ruim vijftien jaar na de Vondelvrijstaat en de kroningsrellen (‘Geen woning, geen kroning’) vindt filmmaker Joost Seelen die tijdens zijn studietijd in Nijmegen geïnteresseerd is geraakt in de theorie en praktijk van sociale bewegingen, dat het tijd is om zich aan een terugblik te wagen. Het is een relaas dat zich niet laat vangen in het beeld van de onschuldige Vondelvrijstaat waaraan door tankcolonnes een einde wordt gemaakt. De afzonderlijke verhalen voegt Seelen samen tot een kroniek van intriges en machtsstrijd in de periode tussen 1975 en 1988, die niet onderdoet voor de koningsdrama’s van Shakespeare.
Classic Dutch squat-docu about the rise and fall of the movement in the 1980s
Directed by Juliet Bashore.25min UK 1991.The Tuntenhaus („House of Queers”) was originally a squat on Mainzer Str. in East Berlin. This gritty verité documentary follows the fortunes of the Tuntenhaus throught the days of anarchy and riots that followed German reunification to the sudden invasion by 3000 West
German police, armed with tanks and tear gas in a massive operation to