by Fredrik Gertten

Contemporary Lives

(Sweden / 2019 / 91’)

The law of the market does not forgive. And nowadays a house is worth more than gold. But if gold is no human right, a roof above your head must be. Amidst the flames of the real estate market, where prices skyrocket oblivious to the earnings of their inhabitants, Leilani Fahra (UN rapporteur for the right to adequate housing) fights for citizens. Is gentrification to blame? It's not that simple. it's something deeper, the newborn monster of capitalism. With a good dose of humor, Fredrik Gertten addresses a dramatic issue, putting together documentary (with the special participation of Roberto Saviano) that pushes the conscience to a greater social commitment.



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