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landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. A documentary exploring the new, unlivable city.

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AUDIENCE AWARD - CPH DOX | YOUNG JURY RETEENA AWARD - DocsBarcelona
BEST FEATURE AWARD - San Francisco Green Film Festival

Urban Studies • Democracy & Social Movement • Capitalism & Inequality • Politics • Policy

Date of Completion: 2019 | Run Time: 92 minutes​​ | Language: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript Director: Fredrik Gertten  | Producer: Margarete Jangard

Landlords without faces. Apartments without renters. Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of landlord, our increasingly unlivable cities, and an escalating crisis that impacts us all.
Follow Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she travels the globe, speaking with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, sociologist Saskia Sassen, and author Roberto Saviano in an effort to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster.

Guardian
"A thought-provoking documentary"

British Film Institute
"Timely. Urgently asks who are cities for, who’s going to live in them, and how will they function when only the rich are there?”

Flickering Myth
"An elegantly structured odyssey that covers thousands of miles, while never losing sight of the ordinary human beings behind the money and the statistics."

The Arts Desk
"Although the topic is of major importance, making a feature length documentary that holds one's attention is a real challenge; but fast pace, good interviews... and the inspiring example of Leilani Farha all make this a must."

Screen International
"Fredrik Gertten's lively, approachable documentary on the global housing crisis should leave audiences feeling engaged, enraged and with plenty to discuss afterwards."