Directed by Fredrik Gertten
Featuring post-screening panel discussion
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. Push sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable 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 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.
“Fredrik Gertten’s lively, approachable documentary on the global housing crisis should leave audiences feeling engaged, enraged and with plenty to discuss afterwards…Potentially depressing material is handled with a light touch and a welcome edge of humour.” – Allan Hunter, Screen Daily.
Proudly screening as part of the Antenna Documentary Film Festival
Recommended for ages 15+
English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean with English subtitles
Director & Writer Fredrik Gertten
Producer Margarete Jangård
Executive Producer Fredrik Gertten
Editor Erik Wall Bäfving
Cinematographers Janice d’Avila and Iris Ng
Composer Florencia Di Concilio
Sound Designer Martin Hennel
Colorist Michael Cavanagh
Narrative Consultants Jesper Osmund and Niels Pagh Andersen
World Sales Autlook Filmsales
In co-production with SVT, Film i Skåne, ZDF / ARTE With support from Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Bertha Foundation, Omidyar Network, Malmö City and The Creative Europe programme of the European Union
Fredrik Gertten is an award-winning Swedish director and journalist. His latest works Becoming Zlatan (2016), Bikes Vs Cars (2015), Big Boys Gone Bananas! (2012) and Bananas! (2009) have met audiences in over 100 countries and screened at leading festivals. In 1994, Fredrik founded the production company WG Film. He previously worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer at WG Film – one of Sweden’s most prominent documentary production companies, famous for local stories with a global understanding and impact. In October 2017 Fredrik was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society for his work as a documentary filmmaker.
Margarete Jangård has a long track record of producing internationally successful creative documentaries. She stands behind films such as Bananas!, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, Love Always, Carolyn, and Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas. As the manager of operations at WG Film for the past 14 years, Margarete has widened the company’s network around the world and internationalised its slate and outlook.
Erik Wall Bäfving, Editor
Was born in 1973 in Malmo, Sweden, and has been working as a director and editor since 1996. In addition to directing documentaries he is working as a narrative consultant and editor for both documentary and feature films. Fredrik and Erik have a long history together, having first started working together almost 20 years ago. Since then, Erik has edited a number of WG Film documentaries, including I Bought a Rainforest and Belfast Girls.
Janice d’Avila, DOP
Has a degree in Cinema from ECA-USP and has worked as a camera assistant in several feature films and commercials since 1996. Director of Photography since 2010, she curates the photo of films such as Elena, by Petra Costa, Estela Renner’s Lifetime, Never Dreamed of Me and White Tarot by Coco Rhoden, several branded content films and commercials for big brands and series such as HBO , Netflix, NatGeo, UFC Channel and Globo.