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PUSHBACK talks

WG Film

Cities are becoming increasingly unliveable for most people. Costs are rising but incomes are not. Sky-high rents, evictions, homelessness, and substandard housing are common realities for urban dwellers across the planet. There is a global housing crisis. How did this basic human right get so lost? Who is pushing people out of their homes and cities, and what’s being done to pushback?

On the heels of the release of the award-winning documentary, PUSH, filmmaker, Fredrik Gertten and Leilani Farha, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, have reconvened. Join the filmmaker and the advocate as they reflect on their experiences making PUSH and exchange ideas and stories about the film's central issue: the financialization of housing and its fall-out.

For more about PUSH and to view it: www.pushthefilm.com

For more about Fredrik Gertten and his other films: www.wgfilm.com

For more about Leilani Farha in her new role, Global Director of The Shift: www.maketheshift.org

Recent Episodes

Blackstone, Oatly, & Spanx: The Art of Selling Human Rights Violations (Twitter Spaces) November 17, 2021 Episode artwork People, Not Rubbish: Fighting Land Corruption in ZimbabweNovember 03, 2021 Episode artwork Marching for Housing - Rotterdam Reclaims their RightsOctober 20, 2021 Episode artwork Read Between the Lines - The Pandora Papers, with Anna MintonOctober 13, 2021 Episode artwork Sleeping on the Steps – Turkey’s Students Demand Their RightsOctober 06, 2021 Episode artwork Berlin PUSHED back - How a Grassroots Movement Took On the Corporate LandlordsSeptember 29, 2021 Episode artwork Election Fever – The Politics of HousingSeptember 01, 2021 Episode artwork Summer Series – How Vulture Capitalists Demolished the American DreamAugust 25, 2021 Episode artwork Summer Series – Danish Housing Minister Takes on BlackstoneAugust 18, 2021 Episode artwork Summer Series – Can Our Savings Protect Human Rights and the Planet?August 11, 2021 Episode artwork Summer Series – Corruption and Kleptocratic Networks, a Conversation with Sarah ChayesAugust 04, 2021 Episode artwork Summer Series – Reflections and Corrections on the Housing Crisis with Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice-PresidentJuly 28, 2021 Episode artwork Toronto Tension - High Finance and HomelessnessJuly 21, 2021 Episode artwork Platform Capitalism – Air BnB’s Takeover + the Cities that ResistJuly 14, 2021 Episode artwork Shame on Spain Making Solidarity a Crime - Putting Activists who Fight Evictions Behind BarsJuly 07, 2021 Episode artwork The New Zealand Housing Obsession-The Speculative Market That No One Can AffordJune 30, 2021 Episode artwork Sweden in Political Turmoil - Tenant Protections Under ThreatJune 23, 2021 Episode artwork The Monster’s Grip – Amsterdam Under Siege June 16, 2021 Episode artwork The Pandemic is the Cure, If You Want It - with Raquel Rolnik, BrazilJune 09, 2021 Episode artwork Vive La France — The Land Trusts, The Movements & The Housing PoliceJune 02, 2021 Episode artwork Skid Row Pushing Back - The Dirty Divide in Los AngelesMay 25, 2021 Episode artwork Not Your Opportunity Zone – Fighting Disaster Capitalism in Puerto RicoMay 19, 2021 Episode artwork Post Crises Croatia - Curbing Touristification and Investor DominationMay 12, 2021 Episode artwork Winning Back Beirut - Fighting Corruption + CommodificationMay 05, 2021 Episode artwork Greece Without the Greeks - When the Vultures Grabbed Athens April 28, 2021 Episode artwork