The problem of slum dwellings in the 1930s.
Public Housing is Wiseman’s unflinching portrayal of life at the Ida B. Wells housing project in Chicago, a raw exposition of the daily conflicts between residents and the bureaucratic machinery to which they are continually subjected. With intimate detail and an abiding dedication to his subject, Wiseman unearths the hidden facets of institutions to find humanity and sites of unexpected beauty.
The system-built housing of the 1960s.
Narrated by Maxine Peake, this feature documentary explores the failures and deception that have caused a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain.
A documentary on the role and effect of the judiciary in an urban housing crisis. Looks at the disputes that occur daily in the Bronx Housing Court. Explores the reasons behind the disputes, which deal primarily with housing abandonment and decay.
One of the most interesting pictures in the series showing how the ice is taken up from the canal by machinery and run into ice houses, each of which has a capacity of 50,000 tons.
In the southern Italian city of Bari, desperate times call for desperate—and downright ridiculous—measures. After waiting for years to be assigned social housing, people become prisoners in their homes for fear of losing the roof over their heads.
An old man is wandering round a badly signposted and as yet mostly under construction Prague housing estate looking for the high rise block into which he is supposed to be moving with his daughter's family. The old granddad from the countryside likes chatting, nothing escapes his eyes and he wants to give everyone a helping hand.
A topical post-WWII cartoon dealing with the shortage of housing for the returning military people and their families. In this one, though, the family having a housing problem is a family of pigs. They trail moving vans and investigate "For Rent" signs, and even try to move the dogs out of their kennel. Finally, they buy a prefabricated house, have a very hard time putting it together and, then, termites show up and destroy their new home.
Pinku from 1974.