“People Live Here” is a documentary film by Leonor Areal, released in 2013.
Synopsis: Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, 2011. A slum is about to be demolished. The City Council is determined to do it, but gives no alternative accommodation to the people. On the verge of becoming homeless, dwellers organize to defend their right to housing. African and gypsy communities make decisions in popular assemblies. Women lead a central role in fighting for their human rights. This documentary follows the process during six months of pressure and negotiations with local power. It also address issues about the role of activists, and social housing policy in a time of severe crisis.