Rent Rebels

Over the past few years Berlin has changed a lot. Unattractive flats are now secure investment objects. The transformation into owner-occupied flats and massive rent increases has become an everyday phenomenon. Tenant protests in responde to the growing shortage of affordable housing.

The movie is a kaleidoscope of the tenants’ struggles in Berlin against their displacement out of their neighbourhood communities. Ranging from the occupation of town hall to a camp at Kottbusser Tor, the organised resistance against evictions and the struggle of senior citizens for their community center and appropriate flats, a new urban protest movement is on the rise.

" Inquilinos Rebeldes" A documentary by
Gertrud Schulte Westenberg and Matthias Coers
© 2014 schultecoersdokfilm