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



episode 10: The Shift Directives - Taming the Monster with Human Rights

New things are on the horizon! While the Filmmaker is off working on his latest film, the Advocate will be launching a long-awaited project at European Parliament! 

After over a year of work, Leilani and her team are debuting The Shift Directives -- the first-ever comprehensive framework for governments to effectively address the financialization of housing in accordance with human rights law.

Fredrik and Leilani sit down for a one-on-one conversation about the Shift Directives and why they’re so important, and give us a window into what it takes to draft and publish a global standard-setting document.

The Shift Directives launch will begin with a screening of PUSH at 9 am EST/3 pm CET on 2 June at the European Parliament in Brussels. Register here for virtual access to the entire event: http://greens.eu/3PnZLg7. 

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