Housing Week: Push documentary screening

When: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Where: 
Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Memorial University

Push Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, November 19
6-9:30 p.m.
Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Memorial University

Admission is free, but space is limited. Register via Eventbrite
 
The City of St. John's & End Homelessness St. John's are hosting a screening of Push, a film by Fredrik Gertten, followed by a panel discussion about the local housing sector.
 
Synopsis:
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. PUSH sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unlivable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster. The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s traveling the globe, trying to understand who’s being pushed out of the city and why. “I believe there’s a huge difference between housing as a commodity and gold as a commodity. Gold is not a human right, housing is,” says Leilani.