CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2019
Country: SWEDEN
Language: English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean
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.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition


Fredrik Gertten

Margarete Jangård

Janice d'Avila, Iris Ng

Erik Wall Bäfving

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