In the 1960s, the Greater London Council started building Thamesmead, a utopian new town on the outskirts of London. It was designed to solve London's social problem, but crime, poor facilities and badly built housing turned the dream into a nightmare. It's now best known as the bleak backdrop to 'A Clockwork Orange.' In 2008, forgotten films about the master plan and the town's early days were discovered. This documentary, in 2009, follows a series of screenings of these films to the residents of Thamesmead today. In doing so, it tells the social history of one of London's most controversial and misunderstood areas.
Saturday May 29, 2010 10:00am - Sunday May 30, 2010 11:00am