Push

Director: Fredrik Gertten Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 2020

Starring: Joseph Stiglitz, Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen, Stig Westerdah

“A fresh eye to a timely issue…offers a sense of optimism that change is possible.

– Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

About the film:

A new documentary investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2019 Copenhagen International Documentary Festival.

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. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster.

About the filmmaker:

In 2012, Swedish documentarian Fredrik Gertten was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, a film documenting how Gertten’s own film company and the LA Film Festival were threatened by Dole Food Company for the documentary Bananas!* on the lawsuit that Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the multinational corporation.

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