The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 92 minutes
In the last 30 years, Toronto housing prices have increased by 425%, while the average family income has increased by 133%. This phenomenon, which isn’t exclusive to Canada, is representative of a global housing crisis that’s making it harder for the working class to afford city living. Leilani Farha, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, travels the world investigating housing issues and documenting sector changes. She believes affordable, safe housing is a fundamental human right, and she is committed to exposing systematic impediments. Farha uncovers the commodification of housing by private equity firms more concerned with growing clients’ wealth than developing working communities. Entering the properties purchased by these conglomerates, we meet their neglected tenants being forcefully evicted and see renovated homes take their place, resulting in transformed neighborhoods and dismantled communities. The documentary, PUSH, will challenge your definition of a community. Is it an area of land composed of buildings or the people who reside within the space? Is it something we should protect or willingly sacrifice to unbridled capitalism? (In English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, and French with subtitles) — R.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:15 PM ET
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 9:00 PM ET
Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 11:15 AM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition