Aylesbury Estate, one of London’s biggest public housing estates, was built in the 1960’s over the ruins of the older council houses in South-East London and is now going through another major change. Carlotta Berti offers an intimate and deep portrait of a resistant community, showing from within the struggle that residents are fighting to defend their houses from property speculation.
Carlotta Berti was born in Florence, Italy. She holds a Masters in Political Sciences and Economics from the University of Glasgow and has worked as a policy advisor in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In 2018 she earned a Diploma in Directing Documentary from the Italian Film School (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia). Her first feature Aylesbury Estate was presented as a rough cut at the Sheffield Doc/Fest and at the Popoli Film Festival in 2019. She is currently undertaking a practice-based Ph.D. in Documentary Cinema and Visual Culture at the University of Palermo.