Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on our increasingly unlivable cities, a new kind of faceless landlord 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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I show the real world. But it’s the world seen through my eyes, and there are different ways to depict that.
Fredrik Gertten is an award-winning Swedish director and journalist, and founder of WG Film. His films BECOMING ZLATAN (2016), BIKES vs CARS (2015), BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (2012) and BANANAS!* (2009) have met audiences in over 100 countries at leading festivals like Sundance, Berlinale, Hot Docs, IDFA & CPH:DOX. Swedish FairTrade banana sales went from 5 to 50% after the release of the BANANAS films. His latest documentary PUSH (2019) tackles the issue of rising property prices and global real estate speculation.