Country: Sweden, Canada, UK
Director: Fredrik Gertten
Runtime: 92 min.
Landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. A documentary exploring the new, unliveable city
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unlivable 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 traveling 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.
Awards & Festivals:
CPH-DOX – Politiken Audience Award
DocsBarcelona, ES – Young Jury Reteena Award
DocsMX: The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City – Jury Award (Best Documentary)
San Francisco Green Film Festival – Best Feature
Freedom Film Festival – Justin Louis Award (Best Documentary)
Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival – Open Eyes Jury Award
SIMA - Social Impact Media Awards(LA, USA) – participation (finalist)
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – participation
Munich International Documentary Festival – participation
Reykjavik International Film Festival – participation