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

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The Monster (in your home!)
Jun 30 2020
37 mins
The Monster (in your home!)Why are People so Angry?Airbnb: Friend or Foe?Blackstone & Oatly: Can you sell your soul and still keep it?The Housing Advocate's Pandemic PrescriptionCorruption: The New NormalThe Making of PUSH - The Filmmaker in the Hot SeatHome Sweet …. EVICTIONGentrification – Don’t Touch My Cortado!The Golden Ticket — Citizenship for Sale
Sep 4 2020
36 mins
The Vulture Ate My Student HousingShift the Focus,  Shoot the Messenger, Kill the Message
Sep 18 2020
42 mins
Wake Up! How Vulture Capitalists Demolished the American DreamCalifornia's Rent Control Battle: Big Capital vs TenantsFighting the Financial Lingo - A Pushback DictionaryExiting the Domain of Money - A Conversation with Saskia SassenConspiracy Theories, Fake News and Facts  – PUSHBACK Talks in the Post-Truth EraGet Your Housing Right – A Listener’s Guide to the Right to HousingLondon Calling. The New Hunger & Poverty in the UK - A Conversation with The Guardian’s Patrick ButlerThe Spanish Tenants Movement – From Resistance to Rewriting the Law - A conversation with Jaime Palomera Zaidel