Anna has lived in her tower apartment for 45 years. In fact, she was the fifth person to move in when the building was completed in the 70’s. It wasn’t long after the Queen herself cut the ribbon, officially opening the two Waterloo Towers.
Now, Anna is facing eviction, along with thousands of other residents. But not everyone is just lying down and taking it.
‘We Live Here’
This story was made in collaboration with the #WeLiveHere2017 project and tells the stories of people living in public housing in Waterloo, a changing area more people are associating with dollar signs.
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Made by Selena Shannon, with interviews collected by Olivia Rosenman and Sam Jonscher, and help from Zoe Ferguson, Linda Hoang, Greta Stonehouse and Geordie Donaldson. Music through EMI production music.
‘A boat fit for a museum’ by Shelby Traynor
During New Year’s celebrations, Ali leaves his home in Iran and finds himself in the middle of the ocean, in a boat fit for a museum.
With help from Bec Fary and Selena Shannon, and interview/editorial assistance by Rhiannon Arnold. Music: ‘Remember Trees?’ by Chris Zabriskie, ‘Triumph’ by Jon Luc Hefferman
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Host: Samantha Groth
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary
SYN production manager: Beth Gibson
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Social Media: Louisa Thurn
Image by Jessica Hromas, provided by We Live Here