Director: Zed Nelson
Rachel's Staff Pick
94 Mins / 2019 / UK

Zed Nelson is an internationally renowned photographer. Now we see him directing his debut documentary, The Street: a film about love and loss, and a community unravelled by gentrification. As the glinting steel and mirror-glass skyscrapers of London’s financial hub edge ever closer, the area surrounding Hoxton Street has been transformed by ‘luxury’ redevelopments and sky-high property prices.

This traditional East London street, less than a mile from the City of London, has become the last bastion of the areas disadvantaged – a concentration of the aged, poor and dispossessed. Following its inhabitants over a four-year period, this compelling film charts the toxic collision of gentrification, austerity and the nation’s slide into Brexit.