Built in 1962 as an answer to local overcrowding and slum conditions in tenements, Leith’s Cables Wynd housing estate, known locally as the “Banana Flats”, became notorious as the crime-ridden centre of Europe’s heroin epidemic in the 1980s. In 2015, it sits down the street from two Michelin starred restaurants. The film follows a local photographer and former resident who is embarking on a quest to document the triumphs and tragedies that exist inside each of the estate’s 204 flats.


Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015
World Premiere
Inverness Film Festival 2015
London Short Film Festival 2016
Edinburgh Fringe 2018


10’, Color
1080P HD
Produced in conjunction with Creative Scotland and the Scottish Documentary Institute