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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

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 The Battle of Berlin - People, Courts and a Bunch of Billionaires April 21, 2021 Episode artwork A Clubhouse Meet Up — The Shift & FriendsApril 14, 2021 Episode artwork Money, Money, Money – Living in an Era of Corruption + Kleptocratic Networks, A Conversation with Sarah Chayes April 07, 2021 Episode artwork The Mistakes We Made - Reflections and Corrections on the Housing Crisis with Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice President.March 31, 2021 Episode artwork Build Homes on Golf Courses! Mobilizing for the Right to Live in Cape Town, South AfricaMarch 24, 2021 Episode artwork Taking on Blackstone – Denmark’s Housing Minister Lays Down the Law March 17, 2021 Episode artwork Raw Capitalism or Fair Finance - Can Our Savings Protect Human Rights and the Planet?March 10, 2021 Episode artwork Cheap debt! Low Taxes! Ireland for SaleMarch 03, 2021 Episode artwork What’s Cooking? Oatly, Blackstone, Akelius and the People Pushing BackFebruary 24, 2021 Episode artwork The Perfect Storm for Change - A filmmaker, an advocate and a whole lot moreDecember 21, 2020 Episode artwork Beyond Belief - Nicholas Burton's Testimony Just After Surviving the Grenfell FireDecember 15, 2020 Episode artwork Living In The Richest Borough In The World - Surviving Grenfell and Fighting to Stay!December 11, 2020 Episode artwork