Fredrik Gertten | SWEDEN
92 min | Full Subtitles
In Partnership with the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
Housing prices are skyrocketing in cities around the world. Incomes are not. This urgent documentary sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities, and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. 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. In her quest, Farha travels to some of the cities hardest hit by the crisis—London, New York, Barcelona and Toronto, where housing prices have increased at three times the rate of income. “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 Farha. This is not gentrification, it’s a different kind of monster.
Venue: Guelph Youth Music Centre
Event: Post-screening discussion TBA