Architecture Film Festival London 2021

PUSH (2019) - Opening Film + Q&A

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Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable 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 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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  • Runtime
    92 minutes
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  • Director
    Fredrik Gertten
  • Producer
    Margarete Jangård
  • Cast
    Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen, Joseph Stiglitz, Roberto Saviano,
  • Cinematographer
    Janice d’Avila, Iris Ng
  • Editor
    Erik Wall Bäfving