Something is very wrong with the housing market in the world’s biggest cities. Housing prices and rental costs are skyrocketing, and residences are increasingly viewed as investments rather than homes. In his new film, Fredrik Gertten takes a closer look at this worrying development as he follows UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha’s investigation into the “financialisation” of the housing market. PUSH is a provocative look at the mechanisms that threaten to make cities uninhabitable for the people who make them great.
Fredrik Gertten (Sweden) Selected filmography: BIKES VS CARS (BIFF 2015), BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (2011, BIFF 2012), BANANAS!* (2009, BIFF 2012), THE SOCIALIST, THE ARCHITECT, AND THE TWISTED TOWER (2005)