Built in 1962 as an answer to local overcrowding and slum conditions in tenements, Leith’s Cables Wynd housing estate, known locally as the Banana Flats, became notorious as the crime-ridden center of Europe’s heroin epidemic in the 1980s. In 2015, it sits down the street from two Michelin starred restaurants. The film follows a local photographer and former resident who is embarking on a quest to document the triumphs and tragedies that exist inside each of the estate’s 204 flats.
Screening Formats: HD-Cam, QT file, DVD, BluRay, DCP
WORLD PREMIERE – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Film Festival Stranrear 2015 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Inverness Film Festival 2015 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – London Short Film Festival 2016 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Thessaloniki Doc Market 2016 (Greece)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh – Architecture Season 2016 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Open City Documentary Film Festival 2016 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cinetekton! Int Fest of Cinema and Architecture 2016 (Mexico)
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