A Film House co-presentation with Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, United Way Niagara and the Niagara Artists Centre.
Sweden, Canada, UK, 2019. Directed by Fredrik Gertten, Gabriel Henrique Gonzalez. 92 min. NR
Presented in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, French with English Subtitles.
PUSH is a new 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 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.
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Q+A to follow. Co-presented with Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, United Way Niagara and Niagara Artists Centre.