Four piece psych-pop band Father Christmas kick off the evening with their genre-pushing sound, followed by Push, the latest documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why people all over the world are struggling to live in their own cities.
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July 24 2019
Directed by: Fredrik Gertten
Swedish director Fredrik Gertten returns with PUSH, an eye-opening documentary that exposes the massive financial players who are turning affordable housing markets in major cities into tradable commodities. We see this play out in Toronto where the cost of homes has increased at nearly three times the rate of incomes. Enter Ottawa-based activist Leilani Farha, newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, who is fighting to define affordable housing as a fundamental human right. The film follows Farha, along with great thinkers like Joseph Stiglitz, Saskia Sassen and journalist Roberto Saviano, as she confronts the big business perpetrators who are putting profits ahead of the safety and security of the people.
Director: Fredrik Gertten
Running Time: 92 min
Reimagining genre and form, Father Christmas, a 4 piece psych-pop from Toronto, experiments and improvises, pushing the envelope with space and sound. In 2017 Father Christmas released their debut album ‘Naturally’ on Chezz Records internationally to critical acclaim. Father Christmas are currently in the studio mixing their latest EP ‘Equalizer’ which explores space and technology while keeping the same tones and themes explored in ‘Naturally’