Push

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Apr 26, 2019 9:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 4:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Wed, May 1, 2019 1:00 PM
Hart House Theatre Sat, May 4, 2019 9:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:92
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Sweden
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Rating:G
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Language:English
Spanish
Italian
Korean
German
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Canada
Urban Cultures & Issues
America
Latin America
Asia
Southern Europe
Northern Europe
Western & Central Europe
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Website:http://www.pushthefilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Fredrik Gertten
Producer(s):Margarete Jangård
Executive Producer(s):Fredrik Gertten
Editor(s):Erik Bäfving
Writer(s):Fredrik Gertten
Cinematography:Janice d'Avila
Iris Ng
Composer:Florencia Di Concilio
Sound:Martin Hennel

Description

Around the world, housing prices are soaring past income levels and the cost of living. In this groundbreaking film, award-winning director Fredrik Gertten follows Leilani Farha, newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, in her fight to define affordable housing as a fundamental human right. In her quest, she travels to some of the cities hardest hit by the crisis—London, New York, Barcelona and Toronto, where housing prices have increased at three times the rate of income. Among the many affected, we meet a man in Harlem who spends 90% of his income on housing and survivors of the infamous Grenfell Tower fire in London that left 72 people dead. With the support of great thinkers such as Joseph Stiglitz, Saskia Sassen and journalist Roberto Saviano, Farha confronts the big business perpetrators who put profits above the lives and safety of the urban populace. Heather Haynes

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Screenings of Push sponsored by OXFAM CANADA.
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Additional Information

  • NOW - 4 Stars
  • NOW - The push to make housing a human right comes to Hot Docs
  • One Movie Our Views - 3 Star, "Engaging and thought-provoking."