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Push (Film Screening & Panel Discussion)
December 5 @ 11:30 pm - December 6 @ 2:00 am
Join us on December 5th at the Princess Twin Cinemas located in Uptown Waterloo for the screening of PUSH.
About this Event
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.
We will be ending the evening with engagement and conversation. The panel will include 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.
To donate directly to ALL IN 2020 please visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-kitchener-and-waterloo-community-foundation/p2p/Allin2020/
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