‘Denim’ is a poetic short film by writer, poet and performer Siana Bangura, exploring gentrification and social cleansing in South East London.

Through a personal trip down memory lane, visiting the places that moulded her, we learn what happens when the city changes and leaves those who built it behind. Travelling through Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Elephant & Castle, Walworth Road, Peckham, Brixton and of course Shoreditch, ‘Denim’ is both a personal tale and a wider social commentary.


Filmed and edited by Susuana Amoah

Produced by Siana Bangura

Featuring vocals by Nia Ekanem

Featuring Maya Bangura as ‘Younger Siana’

Featuring photography by Adama Jalloh

Sound mixed and engineered by Alex Fletcher at Peckham Studios

With special thanks to Peckham Studios and Suya & Lobster restaurant


Watch ‘Denim’ below: