Take One Action: Push
Thu 19 September 2019
Landlords without faces, apartments without renters… Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities across the world, but incomes are not – pushing long-term residents out.
This is not gentrification, it is a relatively new economic reality: housing as a financial product, an investment of choice for corporate finance, a place to park money. More and more cities are servicing the wishes of global capital over the needs of most of their population. So how do we push back and reclaim the streets?
In New York, London, Barcelona, Seoul and Valparaiso, this incisive documentary by investigative filmmaker Fredrik Gertten (Bikes vs Cars, TOAFF15) follows Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, as she meets with residents, mayors, campaigners and economists to reclaim housing as a human right, not a commodity.
BEYOND THE SCREEN
We will be joined in conversation by Rhiannon Sims (Research and Policy Advisor at Oxfam Scotland), Lisa Borthwick (Senior Campaigns and Policy Manager, Shelter Scotland) and Lynn Williamson (International Officer, UNISON North Lanarkshire), to explore the factors fuelling the housing crisis in Scotland – and the many campaigns to address and challenge it.
(Fredrik Gertten | Sweden | 2019 | 92 min | English & Spanish with English subtitles)
Presented in association with Oxfam Scotland & UNISON Scotland.
This screening will have full English subtitles and Closed Captions for the D/deaf and hard of hearing throughout. A BSL interpreter will also be present at the introduction and post-screening discussion.
Take One Action are introducing a sliding scale ticket policy: audiences choose what to pay based on personal circumstances, on a scale from £0 to £8. All we ask is that you be honest with yourself and your financial situation. This policy brings flexibility to those who need it most and makes our festival more accessible for everyone. For info on the different pricing levels please see takeoneaction.org.uk/access.
Part of Take One Action 2019