PUSHBACK talks
PUSHBACK talks
Jun 23, 2021
Sweden in Political Turmoil - Tenant Protections Under Threat
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What is wrong with Sweden? the Advocate asks the Filmmaker. The country is in political turmoil - in a fight about market rents that brought the government down this week.  

The final straw that caused Sweden’s Left Party to call for vote of confidence, was Prime Minister Lofven’s decision to sell-out tenants and support a proposal to abolish rent control on newly built properties. 

Leilani and Fredrik discuss the state of Sweden’s housing market and how the country got here. Affordable housing options have been disappearing across the country in the last year. How have different philosophies on the role of the market impacted housing all over the world and in Sweden? And how does this square with what's required by human rights law? What necessary to keep the monster of financialization at bay?

But it's not all politics and strife. PUSH - The film has won a Prix Italia Award!  This prestigious TV award has been around since 1948, presented by the Italian public broadcasting company RAI. The prize raises the profile of PUSH around the world. Best of all: Fredrik was able to travel to Milan to accept the award in person - wining, dining and dancing - while Leilani remains stuck in her basement bunker in Ottawa!

 Produced by WG Film 
Recorded & Edited by Mikey Jones
Music by Florencia Di Concilio
Social Media & Support - Maja Moberg

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