With Fredrik Gertten (Filmmaker, Producer & Journalist, SE) and Leilani Farha (UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, PS/CA) – Excerpts & live conversation.
PUSH – The Film (2019, 1h 32m, English version)
A film directed by Fredrik Gertten. With Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen, Joseph Stiglitz, Roberto Saviano.
Thu 30.7 · 20:00—22:00 + Bar after the screening
OUTDOOR SCREENING · PUSH – The Film
ACUD MACHT NEU, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin, Germany.
Housing affordability is decreasing at a record pace.
The local working and middle classes have become unable to afford housing in major cities across the world. London, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Tokyo, Valparaiso, Sydney, Melbourne, Caracas, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm… the list seems endless. People are being pushed out of their very own homes – because living in them has become unaffordable.
The high cost of housing and global investment funds push people to poverty, stripped of a fundamental right. The activist Leilani Farha reveals the perversity behind the speculation. PUSH is a documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?
The film had its World Premiere at CPH:DOX, 2019, where it won the Audience Award.
More about the film: pushthefilm.com