Watch police take an amusing TEN MINUTES to break the door on the first squat to raided since the law changed on September 1, criminalising those who live as squatters in residential buildings. No-one was living in this place but unfortunately three visitors were arrested. We love them and all squatters. Squatters Network of Brighton.
Date: 2012, Country: UK, City:Brighton, Language: Eng, Length: 2mins, Size: 8mb Type: mp4 Filmaker: SchMovies.
Short reportage SchMOVIE from the 2012 Brighton International Squatter Convergence… which happened in May in a huge reclaimed department store – see SNOB for more details
Date: 2012, Country: UK, City:Brighton, Language: Eng, Length: 6mins, Size: 38mb Type: flv Filmaker: SchMovies.
The day after the Queen’s Jubilee the Autonomous Homeless Shelter (AHS) – a squatted building in Brighton for the homeless – received its court papers. The ongoing squat had been housing 15 vulnerable homeless and non-substance dependent people for six months.
Faced with imminent eviction the AHS staged an all-night sleep over outside Brighton town hall in protest…
[The building has now been evicted but they’ve moved to another one!]
Date: 2011, Country: UK, City:Brighton, Language: Eng, Length: 7mins, Size: 58mb Type: flv Filmaker: SchMovies.
On November 5 2011, Brighton squatters took to the streets in protest against the forthcoming criminalisation of squatting. A move which will only make things worth for the homeless and indeed anyone taking direct action to house themselves. This film includes the last footage of activist Mark Rivers, who died tragically that night.
Date: 2011, Country: UK, City:Brighton/London/Southend, Language: Eng, Length: 9.5mins, Size: 40mb Type: mp4 Film-maker: Shergroup
Shergroup wankers talk about a few evictions in the UK (Raven’s Ait island, the church in Brighton, Camp Bling in Southend-on-Sea). This film was apparently shown at the 2011 ACPO conference (ACPO = Association of Chief Police Officers). See you next time suckers!!
Temporary Autonomous Arts Brighton(webm)
Date: 2008, Country: UK, City: Brighton, Title: Date: 2008, Country: UK, City: Brighton, Title: Temporary Autonomous Arts Brighton, Language: English, length: 3mins, size: 9mbTemporary Autonomous Arts Brighton, Language: English, length: 3mins, size: 9mb
In 2008 TAA came to Brighton for the first time. More info – http://www.randomartists.org/
Date: 2005, Country: UK, City:Brighton, Language: EN, Length:
39mins, Size: 163mb Type: mp4 Film-maker: BBC
Underground Britain profiles notorious landlord Nicholas van Hoogstraten
Date: 2004, Country: UK, City:Brighton, Language: EN, Length:
23mins, Size: 71mb Type: mp4 Film-maker: BBC
BBC HARD talk from BBC News 24. Notorious landlord Nicholas van Hoogstraten interviewed by Tim Sebastian. Broadcast 9th January 2004.
“Rhizomatic#1 is about a squatted art and community space that took place in Brighton in January 2001. It was organised by an anarchist collective called SPOR, which developed from the original Spiral Tribe founders with a focus of providing active spaces of freedom within local communities, based on the thought that ‘without somewhere to be free then freedom is nothing more than an abstract idea.'”
In 1996, a group called Justice? squatted a shop in Brighton and set up a squatters estate agency, which ended up getting a lot of publicity. This is a local TV report.
Brighton – Justice in the courthouse(flv)
Date: 1994, Country: UK, City: Brighton, Title: Justice in the courthouse, Language: English, length: 12mins, size: 70mb
In 1994 a group called Justice? squatted an old courthouse in Brighton. This is an Undercurrents film.