PUSH

By Fredrik GERTTEN

WG FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2019

Landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. A documentary exploring the new, unliveable city.

Festivals
& Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
Think
CPH:DOX 2019
Audience Award
Hot Docs 2019
Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2019
DOK.fest München 2019
BIOGRAFILM 2019 2019
Beat Film Festival 2019
DocsBarcelona 2019
Reteena Young Jury Award
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN, CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ITALIAN, SPANISH-CHILEAN, GERMAN, SPANISH, KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fredrik GERTTEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Margarete JANGÅRD (WG Film)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.