Join us for a free screening of PUSH – The Film on National Housing Day along with a local panel discussion on housing.
Sun 22 November @ 7PM Live Discussion and Q+A via FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s Facebook and YouTube Pages.
FREE EVENT! Screen the film first. Get your free viewing link by registering.
Presented by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network, United Way Niagara and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Sweden, Canada, UK, 2019. Directed by Fredrik Gertten, Gabriel Henrique Gonzalez. 92 min. NR
Presented in English, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, French with English Subtitles.
PUSH is a celebrated 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?
The film follows Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, as she’s travelling 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.
This film viewing is a FREE, ticketed community event. Reserve your film tickets online for your link to watch the entire film and live local panel discussion online on Sunday 22 November @ 7pm! PUSH will be available to view between 17-22 November. You will be sent the link to view the film in advance of the free screening week.
REGISTER NOW to reserve your free screening tickets.
Panelists include: Jeffrey Sinclair, Elisabeth Zimmermann and Christina Thomas. Moderated by United Way Niagara.