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Despite The City: Eastenders vs. the Developers
(Film/Video, Spectacle, March 1984)
PAL
A critical look at the City of London's 1980's property tycoons. There's a thousand stories on the big City Developers, and video sleuths Despite TV have unearthed a few of the nastier ones in this East Side Story of power, corruption and yes, lies. As high finance and insider dealings encroach upon the East Enders' manor. Well researched and intelligently constructed, this is community video taking on the big boys. (from 8.00)

A critical look at the City of London and the financial heartland's encroachment onto the East end and Docklands. Despite the City leads us through the bizarre complexities of the electronic money and the (successfully predicted) market meltdown, to the untold stories of a community under threat.

Despite TV asks, Is the meltdown of the Docklands a myth? a facade covering the disempowerment of local people? Whose "opportunities" are being created and why? The film investigates stories of corruption draws a challenging portrait in which the voices of local people are heard as they confront the big shot planners and property dealers over traditional London communities take on developers and their multi-million pound schemes.

"There's a thousand stories on the Big City, video sleuths Despite TV have unearthed a few of the nastier ones in the East side story of power, corruption and yes lies as high finance and insider dealings encroach upon the east end. well researched and intelligently constructed this is community based video at its most powerful.

Mike Jones City Limits