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A documentary shedding light on the global phenomenon of the commodification of housing and consequent lack of affordability, especially through the eyes of Leilani Farha, a United Nations special rapporteur on housing who lives in Canada.

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Fredrik Gertten

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Fredrik Gertten
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Leilani Farha Leilani Farha ... Self
Saskia Sassen Saskia Sassen ... Self
Stig Westerdahl Stig Westerdahl ... Self
Joseph Stiglitz Joseph Stiglitz ... Self
Frederik Jurdell Frederik Jurdell ... Self
Florian Schmidt Florian Schmidt ... Self
Roberto Saviano ... Self
Ada Colau ... Self
Michael Müller Michael Müller ... Self
Leila Bozony Leila Bozony ... Self
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Michael Louis Johnson Michael Louis Johnson ... Self
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A documentary shedding light on the global phenomenon of the commodification of housing and consequent lack of affordability, especially through the eyes of Leilani Farha, a United Nations special rapporteur on housing who lives in Canada.

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Thought-provoking and necessary
2 August 2019 | by Saruman-1See all my reviews

Seeing as the only other review here at this time is ludicrous corporate doubletalk, I feel compelled to contribute my own view on this documentary, instead of going for a straw man, and comment on the big issue:

The interests of renters and of investment capitalists are diametrically opposed. By going to the roots of the problem and interviewing some people directly affected by this conflict of interests, as well as showing initiatives being taken to rectify it, this documentary manages to both cause outrage and give hope - something many documentaries on social issues fail at because they only present the problem, leaving the viewer hopeless. This film ends on a hopeful note but makes it quite clear that there is still a lot of change needed.

The only thing I missed was an opportunity for the other side to state its case (aside from a few short clips of Milton Friedman being his usual repulsive, sociopathic self) - but then again, the only corporate representative declined an interview. A little more persistence would have been helpful here.


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6 September 2019 (Sweden) See more »

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