2019-05-28

TriArt and Doc Lounge in collaboration on the Swedish launch of Fredrik Gertten's PUSH!

On September 6, documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten's latest film PUSH will be premiered in Sweden. The film follows Leilani Farha, UN's rapporteur on housing issues around the world in her quest to investigate and change the global housing market. Other contributors to the documentary include sociology professor Saskia Sassen, national economist Joseph Stiglitz and author Roberto Saviano.

TriArt and Doc Lounge are collaborating on the release of PUSH, thereby combining the cinema distributor's long-standing experience of distributing Swedish film with Doc Lounge's knowledge and experience in offering a platform for discussions and debate on documentary films throughout Sweden.

"We are incredibly pleased with the collaboration with Doc Lounge. They have over the years built up an organization that is extremely important for documentary film in Sweden. By combining our knowledge and passion for documentaries, PUSH is given the best of the conditions to reach their audience and influence decision makers.” - says Eva Esseen CEO of TriArt Film

"It feels incredibly exciting and fun to enter a new type of distribution collaboration with TriART and have the opportunity to jointly develop the distribution for documentary film in Sweden. With our various complementary experiences and strengths, we have the best opportunities to reach out broad and create change" - Says Maja Lindquist, Director at Doc Lounge

PUSH will also be screened at Doc Lounge clubs throughout the Doc Lounge network. Stay tuned for more information about dates and 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.

DOC LOUNGE IMPACT HUB
PUSH is the third movie to be part of our project Doc Louge Impact Hub, a project that started in 2018 in collaboration with Anna Ljungmark (House of Real) Doc Lounge Impact hub is funded by Svenska Postkodstiftelsen

With Doc Lounge Impact Hub we want to challenge the perception of what distribution is, and could be in the future. Through extensive outreach and impact work, collaborations between different industries and a specific focus on analysis and evaluation, we want to bring forward documentary films as change makers in society and be a frontrunner in the field of innovative distribution.  

Read more about Doc Lounge Impact Hub here: doclounge.se/doc-lounge-impact-hub

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