Push: The film

Landlords without faces, apartments without tenants, Push explores the new, un-livable city.

With housing now such a lucrative financial investment, how do we push back and reclaim the streets?

In November of 2016, award-winning filmmaker Fredrik Gertten reached out to Global Director Leilani Farha, then UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, on Twitter to learn more about her work. Three years later, feature length documentary Push has its global premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Push follows Leilani as she investigates why cities around the world are becoming so unaffordable. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?

You can watch Push online here, or view the film with a follow-up Q&A here.

In 2020, Leilani and Fredrik decided to continue the conversation they started with Push with a new podcast, #PUSHBACK Talks. Learn more here.

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