Up The Elephant is a documentary which focuses around the murmurings and repercussions of the regeneration plans for the Heygate Estate and surrounding Elephant and Castle at its the early stages. Produced in 2002, it portrays the distant relationship the residents had in the decision making process of the future of the estate.
The film includes interviews with a number of Heygate residents and Southwark Council’s Head of Regeneration, Fred Manson. The title of the documentary is derived from soap Up the Elephant and Round the Castle, televised from 1985 until 1986 on ITV.
Location: Heygate Estate,
Elephant and Castle,