We’re Still Here + Live Q&A

London’s housing is under attack. As developers – hand in glove with councils and housing associations – demolish necessary social housing to replace it with unaffordable apartments, more people are now standing up for their rightful place in their city.

Jasmin and other families in the Focus E15 hostel were threatened with being moved outside London. They fought and are now rehoused locally but their fight is not over.

The keyworkers rent in West Ham was going up by 40%… “If you don’t like it you can move out!” Their only recourse was a rent strike.

72 people perished in the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Local people are determined to make sure no council ever ignores the residents’ fears again.

Filmed over four years, We’re Still Here documents the impact of a system that puts profit before people, and those who are fighting back.

English with Subtitles for the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) available.

Watch the film in your own time or press ‘play’ at 12pm and join us after for a live Q&A with director Melissa Herman on Saturday, 30 January, at 1pm, on Zoom – led by writer and activist, Joey Simons. FREE, register HERE. This session will have live captions available.

Watch below the recording of the Live Q&A with Melissa Herman in conversation with Joey Simons (Glasgow Living Rent) and Saskia O’hara (Focus E15 Campaign Group).



The film programme is available for individual rental (£5 full price / £3 concessions), or as a Festival Pass bundle containing all the films included in the programme (£15 full price / £10 concessions). A full breakdown of ticketing and access can be viewed here.

You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof, we just ask that you are honest!

If you would like to pay the concessions price, add the promo code ‘PAY3’ at checkout for individual tickets, and ‘PAY10‘ for the Festival Pass.

We have a limited number of community tickets (which provide free access to watch the films). Again, no proof is required, just get in touch at info@documentfilmfestival.org and we will facilitate that.


Event: Screenings

Director: Melissa Herman

Year: 2020

Country: UK