Can the 2012 London Olympics offer sustainable regeneration?
The site of the London 2012 Olympics has been presented by the UK media and government as if it had been an impoverished or empty wasteland before the current redevelopment.
With a small amount of investigation I found a different local story. The four interviewees who live in the area offer constructive criticism of the assumption that the site first had to be cleared. They offer an alternative vision for Olympic parks in the future. They also hint at the future dangers for this area after being disconnected from local communities.
The video starts with policy statements from the London 2012 sustainability policy, which contrast with the subsequent interviewee accounts.
Director and editor: Simon Pardoe
Camera: Asra Linkeviciute
Filmed in one day as part of a two-week programme in documentary video at Documentary Film Group, London. More on PublicSpace Video at publicspace.ac.uk
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