Director Fredrik Gertten
Sweden2019, 93 min
In English, Italian and Spanish, with English subtitles
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. “Push” sheds light on our increasingly unlivable cities, the new kind of faceless landlord and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all.
Around the world, housing prices are soaring past income levels and the cost of living. In this groundbreaking film, the award-winning director Fredrik Gertten follows Leilani Farha, the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, in her fight to define affordable housing as a fundamental human right. In her quest, she travels to some of the cities hardest hit by the crisis: London, New York, Barcelona and Toronto, where housing prices have increased three times faster than income.