Hot Docs: PUSH
Friday July 19: 1:00 PM, Thursday July 25: 1:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W
With housing prices soaring past income levels, and families being squeezed out of cities worldwide, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. In this urgent and incisive Hot Docs ‘19 hit, director Fredrik Gertten (Bikes vs. Cars) follows Leilani Farha, a newly appointed UN specialist from Ottawa, in her fight to define affordable housing as a fundamental human right. On her quest, she travels to some of the world’s biggest cities—London, New York, Barcelona, and Toronto—to examine the scale and causes of the crisis, and confront the corporate players turning housing into a commodity that can be bought and sold.