Over the last year or two, I have become quite interested in how we look at housing and what steps our community can do to make more affordable housing a reality. So I am definitely interested in attending this screening of PUSH at the Princess Twin on Dec. 5th. Here's a bit of information about the film:
"PUSH is a documentary that follows Canadian Lelani Farha UN special rapporteur on the right to housing as she travels the world to figure out who is being pushed out of cities.
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 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."
After the film, there will be a panel discussion which includes Martine August (University of Waterloo) and Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. Proceeds from this screening will go to ALL IN 2020, a campaign raising awareness and resources to help end chronic homelessness in Waterloo Region.