Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster. The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” says Leilani.
- Fredrik Gertten
- 92 minutes
- English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean
- Wednesday, 4 November, www.eventbook.ro
Awards and festivals:
Politiken Audience Award – CPH:DOX, Denmark Young Jury Reteena Award - Docs Barcelona, Spain Best Feature Award - San Francisco Green Film Festival, United States Special Mention - Life After Oil Film Festival, Italy Justin Louis Award Best Documentary (Feature) - Freedom Film Fest, Kuala Lumpur Open Eyes Youth Jury Award - Nuremberg Human Right Film Festival, Germany Premio del Jurado Global Docs Jury Award - DocsMX, Mexico