A new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore.
Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?
With contributions from Roberto Saviano (Gomorrah), Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Laureate in Economy), Saskia Sassen (Columbia Professor of Sociology, who coined the term Global Cities) and Leilani Farha (UN Special Rapporteur for Housing) this is a timely and stark documentary, calling to task those gatekeepers preventing access to what is a human right.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr. Agustina Martire (Lecturer in Architecture, School of Natural and Built Environment at Queens University Belfast and vice chair of the SaveCQ campaign), with Elfie Seymore (Participation and the Practice of Rights) and Ciaran Mackel, Associate Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the Ulster University and the founder of ARdMackel Architects.
This event is programmed as part of our current exhibition series exploring the notion of ‘land’ and the complex relationship between memory, identity and place.
Book tickets: https://belfastfilmfestival.org/films/push
Programmed in partnership with Doc Ireland.