The DocHub@DMU presents the multi award-winning documentary Push, followed by a Q&A with special guests.
Dir. Fredrik Gertten. Sweden/Canada/UK 2019. 1hr 32mins.
Despite the fact that housing is a fundamental human right and a precondition to a safe and healthy life, it is becoming almost impossible to find an affordable place to live in cities across the world.
Push is a film that sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unlivable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as she travels the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why.
This event aims to create debate about our regional and UK wide housing issues and to inspire visions of alternative communities.
“Frederik Gertten’s lively, approachable documentary on the global housing crisis should leave audiences feeling engaged, enraged and with plenty to discuss afterwards”
-Allen Hunter, Screen International