Isabella Stokes Highly Commended

Film & Photography

Year of study
3rd Year

Barnet and Southgate College

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A documentary featuring several ‘squatters’ based mainly in Whetstone (N2) who occupy protest sites in order to push forward their political and social ideas.

The main focus of the film was to raise awareness around the social cleansing happening throughout London, especially in North London.

Isabella followed the contributors for over two months, and spent time trying to engage with them and understand their campaigns in an attempt to present them in an objective manner. The documentary breaks down the stigma of squatters placed on them by the mass media, as they tend to focus on people who occupy buildings for living purposes, rather than protest.