Future Cities Canada // Push

Free for Everyone // Streaming until November 11


Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Oct 29 12:00 AM
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Film Info
Runtime:92 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Fredrik Gertten


Presented in partnership with Evergreen as part of Future Cities Canada.

With housing prices soaring past income levels, and families being squeezed out of cities worldwide, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. In this urgent and incisive Hot Docs 2019 hit, director Fredrik Gertten (Bikes vs. Cars) follows Leilani Farha, a newly appointed UN specialist from Ottawa, in her fight to define affordable housing as a fundamental human right. On her quest, she travels to some of the world's biggest cities—London, New York, Barcelona, and Toronto—to examine the scale and causes of the crisis, and confront the corporate players turning housing into a commodity that can be bought and sold.

Following the film, stay for a pre-recorded Q&A featuring director Fredrik Gertten and Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. The Q&A will be moderated by Shane Smith, Hot Docs' director of programming.

This project was supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding

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The film will be available for 48 hours from when you start the stream. Please note streaming is only possible from inside Canada. Need assistance? Visit our FAQ page or email us at streamingsupport@hotdocs.ca.

Additional Information

Tickets: FREE

Future Cities Canada: An annual city-building gathering that brings together community leaders, urban innovators and residents. This year's program #UnexpectedSolutions is about showcasing and building innovation in cities and communities across the country.