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Arts & culture

Screening and presentation by the Office of Rules and Norms: PUSH – The Film

Date and time
Date & time

October 18, 2019
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where
Where

J.A. De Sève Cinema
J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Sir George Williams Campus

Cost
Cost

free

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Speaker(s)
Speaker(s)

Jonathan Lapalme and Marie-Sophie Banville

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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 unlivable 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 traveling 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.

The program for the evening

Doors open at 5:30pm

6 pm: feature film (111 min) 

8pm: Excess in the City, a presentation by Marie-Sophie Banville


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