PUSHBACK talks

By WG Film

Cities are becoming increasingly unliveable for most people. Costs are rising but incomes are not. Sky-high rents, evictions, homelessness, and substandard housing are common realities for urban dwellers across the planet. There is a global housing crisis. How did this basic human right get so lost? Who is pushing people out of their homes and cities, and what’s being done to pushback? On the heels of the release of the award-winning documentary, PUSH, filmmaker, Fredrik Gertten and Leilani Farha, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, have reconvened. Join the filmmaker and the advocate as they reflect on their experiences making PUSH and exchange ideas and stories about the film's central issue: the financialization of housing and its fall-out. For more about PUSH and to view it: www.pushthefilm.com For more about Fredrik Gertten and his other films: www.wgfilm.comFor more about Leilani Farha in her new role, Global Director of The Shift: www.maketheshift.org

  1. 1.
    Election Fever – The Politics of Housing
    35:43
  2. 2.
    Summer Series – How Vulture Capitalists Demolished the American Dream
    29:33
  3. 3.
    Summer Series – Danish Housing Minister Takes on Blackstone
    31:11
  4. 4.
    Summer Series – Can Our Savings Protect Human Rights and the Planet?
    34:15
  5. 5.
    Summer Series – Corruption and Kleptocratic Networks, a Conversation with Sarah Chayes
    28:06
  6. 6.
    Summer Series – Reflections and Corrections on the Housing Crisis with Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice-President
    26:37
  7. 7.
    Toronto Tension - High Finance and Homelessness
    38:01
  8. 8.
    Platform Capitalism – Air BnB’s Takeover + the Cities that Resist
    36:00
  1. 9.
    Shame on Spain Making Solidarity a Crime - Putting Activists who Fight Evictions Behind Bars
    35:14
  2. 10.
    The New Zealand Housing Obsession-The Speculative Market That No One Can Afford
    39:36
  3. 11.
    Sweden in Political Turmoil - Tenant Protections Under Threat
    37:17
  4. 12.
    The Monster’s Grip – Amsterdam Under Siege
    38:42
  5. 13.
    The Pandemic is the Cure, If You Want It - with Raquel Rolnik, Brazil
    44:39
  6. 14.
    Vive La France — The Land Trusts, The Movements & The Housing Police
    42:45
  7. 15.
    Skid Row Pushing Back - The Dirty Divide in Los Angeles
    42:09
  8. 16.
    Not Your Opportunity Zone – Fighting Disaster Capitalism in Puerto Rico
    41:31
  9. 17.
    Post Crises Croatia - Curbing Touristification and Investor Domination
    34:24
  10. 18.
    Winning Back Beirut - Fighting Corruption + Commodification
    43:03
  11. 19.
    Greece Without the Greeks - When the Vultures Grabbed Athens
    41:24
  12. 20.
    The Battle of Berlin - People, Courts and a Bunch of Billionaires
    45:46
  13. 21.
    A Clubhouse Meet Up — The Shift & Friends
    45:07
  14. 22.
    Money, Money, Money – Living in an Era of Corruption + Kleptocratic Networks, A Conversation with Sarah Chayes
    59:02
  15. 23.
    The Mistakes We Made - Reflections and Corrections on the Housing Crisis with Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice President.
    41:37
  16. 24.
    Build Homes on Golf Courses! Mobilizing for the Right to Live in Cape Town, South Africa
    37:35
  17. 25.
    Taking on Blackstone – Denmark’s Housing Minister Lays Down the Law
    42:24
  18. 26.
    Raw Capitalism or Fair Finance - Can Our Savings Protect Human Rights and the Planet?
    44:49
  19. 27.
    Cheap debt! Low Taxes! Ireland for Sale
    42:45
  20. 28.
    What’s Cooking? Oatly, Blackstone, Akelius and the People Pushing Back
    38:39
  21. 29.
    The Perfect Storm for Change - A filmmaker, an advocate and a whole lot more
    42:41
  22. 30.
    Beyond Belief - Nicholas Burton's Testimony Just After Surviving the Grenfell Fire
    57:17
  23. 31.
    Living In The Richest Borough In The World - Surviving Grenfell and Fighting to Stay!
    44:17
  24. 32.
    Young and Restless: Making Change in Argentina and the World - A conversation with Julieta Perucca, Deputy Director of The Shift.
    39:27
  25. 33.
    6AM Bulldozer – Live and Direct from Nigeria with Chicoco Radio
    45:56
  26. 34.
    Berlin’s Housing Activists Changing the Rules, a chat with Florian Schmidt
    40:40
  27. 35.
    The Spanish Tenants Movement – From Resistance to Rewriting the Law - A conversation with Jaime Palomera Zaidel
    42:52
  28. 36.
    London Calling. The New Hunger & Poverty in the UK - A Conversation with The Guardian’s Patrick Butler
    43:23
  29. 37.
    Get Your Housing Right – A Listener’s Guide to the Right to Housing
    38:05
  30. 38.
    Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Facts – PUSHBACK Talks in the Post-Truth Era
    38:03
  31. 39.
    Exiting the Domain of Money - A Conversation with Saskia Sassen
    31:47
  32. 40.
    Fighting the Financial Lingo - A Pushback Dictionary
    37:27
  33. 41.
    California's Rent Control Battle: Big Capital vs Tenants
    41:53
  34. 42.
    Wake Up! How Vulture Capitalists Demolished the American Dream
    48:12
  35. 43.
    Shift the Focus, Shoot the Messenger, Kill the Message
    42:31
  36. 44.
    The Vulture Ate My Student Housing
    37:48
  37. 45.
    The Golden Ticket — Citizenship for Sale
    36:45
  38. 46.
    Gentrification – Don’t Touch My Cortado!
    40:30
  39. 47.
    Home Sweet …. EVICTION
    34:41
  40. 48.
    The Making of PUSH - The Filmmaker in the Hot Seat
    44:05
  41. 49.
    Corruption: The New Normal
    37:40
  42. 50.
    The Housing Advocate's Pandemic Prescription
    37:37

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