Housing Against Everyone

(Bývať proti všetkým)

How is it possible to deal with people who are unable to secure their own housing? Czech politicians take opposing positions, and their conflict emerges in all its intensity.

The availability of housing is a big topic today. It has the strongest impact on those who participate least in the public debate – low-income households, minorities or single men and women. The film follows a group of activists around Martin Freund, a representative and member of the Live Brno movement, as they try to persuade politicians in the second largest Czech city about their vision of affordable housing. They are mostly met with ridicule, rejection, and even aggression. The filmmakers also devote time to the stories of the people themselves, who hope that soon they will have a roof over their heads. The film shows a futile attempt to change the system of exclusion, in which many politicians repeat phrases from scaremongering chain e-mails and use them as arguments to justify their decisions.

Impact

The documentary Housing Against Everyone records the difficulties of enforcing the law on social housing faced by the Rapid Re-Housing organisation in Brno. The Prague Platform for Social Housing also helps apply the ideas of Housing First: to help people out of homelessness, to return children to their families, and to enforce the law on social housing in parliament. Unemployment, foreclosure and low incomes all throw thousands of people into a potential housing emergency that these organisations aim to address.

About the film

Director: Tomáš Hlaváček
Czech Republic, Slovakia
2021 | 89 min.

Language: Czech, English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

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Director

Tomáš Hlaváček

Filmography
2021 - Housing Against Everyone
2020 - We Are Epicenters of the Earthquake
2018 - Stadion

Tomáš Hlaváček

Screenings

14. 05. 20:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionTomáš Hlaváček, director
20. 05. 20:30 Praha: Kinská
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionTomáš Hlaváček, director
25. 05. 17:00 Plzeň: Moving Station
31. 05. 20:30 Brno: Kino Art
02. 06. 17:00 Ostrava: Klub Atlantik
03. 06. 18:30 Praha: Kino Lucerna
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
06. 06. 20:30 Brno: Kavárna Trojka

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