the bourgeoisie returns to the center
documentary film screening in occupycentral community
on 11/dec/2011 at 8:00 p.m.
* 65 minutes
* made in 2010 by SzumTV, poland
* in polish with english and chinese subtitles
* 65 分鐘
the film “the bourgeoisie returns to the center" is about processes of
exclusion and gentrification in polish cities, and about the resistance
of tenants and squatters against these processes.
布爾喬亞重佔城市中心一片是關於波蘭城市的士紳化(舊區重建)及排斥的過程︐亦 是關於居民及佔屋者的反抗︒ in recent years old buildings in the city centers and working class districts have been demolished and were replaced by new expensive housing estates. property developers and local governments both support this process that causes rent increases for all people in those areas. living in the city centers becomes a privilege for the rich. housing property deemed valuable is renovated and the poor are displaced. the bourgeoisie reconquers the city centers – the process of gentrification begins. 近年︐市中心及工人聚居的舊建築被拆毀︐取而代之的是新的高價屋苑︒地產發展 商及地方政府均支這個使那些地區租金颷升的發展過程︒在市中心居住變成是有錢 人的特權︒被認為有價值的房地產被翻新︐而貧窮的居民則被迫遷出︒布爾喬亞重 新佔領市中心–士紳化的過程亦因而開始︒ for the labor activists, representatives of tenants’ associations, left-wing academics and squatters who speak in the film, having a decent house to live in is not a priviliege but a right. they describe how the struggles for good housing take many forms: rent strikes, fights against evictions, mutual support groups, squatting, etc. 對於片中的積極行動者︑居民組織的代表︑左翼學者及佔屋者來說︐居住於得體而 合適的住屋︐並不是優惠︐而是權利︒他們一一描述︐爭取得體合適住屋的抗爭如 何多元地開展︒罷繳租金︑抵抗迫遷的抗爭︑互助群組︑佔屋等等︒ this film is about poland, but processes of gentrification and the struggle against them happen in many countries in europe, but also in asia, including china and hongkong. 這是一部關於波蘭的記錄片︒然而︐舊區重建︑士紳化以至因而激發的抵抗不只在 歐洲發生︐亞洲亦然︐當然亦包括中國大陸及香港︒
sharing and discussion session after the screening will be conducted primarily in english . please be prepared to coordinate or initiate to translate with a view of mutual aid to trespass all borders. 片後討論將主要以英語進行，請以互助共行的視野︐協作或自發進行翻譯以闖越所有界限︒ co-presented by autonomous8a & v-artivist
aided by occupycentral community 佔領中環社區協作 supported by arts development council 藝術發展局資助