UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

Push

 

Year: 2019
Country: SWEDEN
Run Time: 92 minutes

Push
Push
Push
Push

In the last 30 years, Toronto housing prices have increased by 425%, while the average family income has increased by 133%. This phenomenon, which isn’t exclusive to Canada, is representative of a global housing crisis that’s making it harder for the working class to afford city living. Leilani Farha, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, travels the world investigating housing issues and documenting sector changes. She believes affordable, safe housing is a fundamental human right, and she is committed to exposing systematic impediments. Farha uncovers the commodification of housing by private equity firms more concerned with growing clients’ wealth than developing working communities. Entering the properties purchased by these conglomerates, we meet their neglected tenants being forcefully evicted and see renovated homes take their place, resulting in transformed neighborhoods and dismantled communities. The documentary, PUSH, will challenge your definition of a community. Is it an area of land composed of buildings or the people who reside within the space? Is it something we should protect or willingly sacrifice to unbridled capitalism? (In English, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, and French with subtitles) — R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director

Director
Fredrik Gertten

Producer
Margarete Jangård

Cinematography
Janice d'Avila, Iris Ng

Editing
Erik Wall Bäfving

Print Source

Community Partner

American Planning Association

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