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Co-presented with the Embassy of Sweden as part of Films Across Borders: Stories of Resilience & Hope.


Followed by a recorded Q&A with filmmaker Fredrik Gertten, UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha and journalist Aaron Glantz, Senior Reporter at Reveal.


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. This timely and urgently relevant documentary is a searing study of the global housing crisis and its implications on a local level. Winner, Audience Award, 2019 CPH:DOX. Official Selection, 2019 Hot Docs and IDFA film festivals.



  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
    English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Korean
  • Country
    Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Fredrik Gertten
  • Screenwriter
    Fredrik Gertten
  • Producer
    Margarete Jangård
  • Cast
    Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen, Stig Westerdahl, Joseph Stiglitz