Exert from the feature documentary Losing the Marshes, a true story of the Olympics
Shot over 5 years, Losing the Marshes observes the changing landscape of the area and the people that surround the Olympic site one of the most deprived areas of Britain and leaves us wondering what will be the Olympic legacy.
This is the story of how property developers bought public land using public money for private profit under the guise of the Olympic Games. The official cost of £8.8 billion, differs from news agencies and independent observers who’s estimate is between £12-24billion dwarfing the original budget of £2.6billion. Losing the Marshes, a true story of the Olympics is about the role of public space; it’s importance and how urban communities coexist. This is the story of what this land was and how it was stolen.