Documentary | PG | 92 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Sat, Feb 22, 2020 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Rating:PG - for some language
Production Country:Sweden
United Kingdom
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Fredrik Gertten
Cast:Leilani Farha
Saskia Sassen
Joseph Stiglitz
Roberto Saviano
Produced By:Margarete Jangård
Screenwriter:Fredrik Gertten
Music By:Florencia Di Concilio
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“Fredrik Gertten’s lively, approachable documentary on the global housing crisis should leave audiences feeling engaged, enraged and with plenty to discuss afterwards...Potentially depressing material is handled with a light touch and a welcome edge of humour.” – Allan Hunter, Screen Daily.

“Push: a gripping new film about how global finance is fuelling the housing crisis and making cities unaffordable to live in.” – Patrick Butler, editor of society, health and education policy for The Guardian.

“Fredrik Gertten’s rousing investigation into the global housing crisis plays like a real-world conspiracy thriller, with an inspiring hero at its heart.” – Demetrios Matheou, Little White Lies.

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.

Awards: 7 Wins
Winner, Audience Award, CPH:DOX, Denmark, 2019

Tickets are available here online, or at the Uptown Theatre on the day of screening. Box office opens 1 hour before showtime.

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