A housing crisis, which affects us all, its effects and possible solutions. A discussion about the right to housing, the housing problems faced by most cities and the steps that the authorities and civil society can take to better the situation.

The discussion will take place on 19th July, at 18.30 on https://online.pelicam.ro, following the special screening of the documentary Push. The guests are the director of the documentary Fredrik Gertten, the anthropologist Bogdan Iancu, and human rights activist Irina Zamfirescu. The discussion will be moderated by George Iordăchescu.

Fredrik Gertten is an award-winning Swedish filmmaker, producer and journalist. In 1994, he founded WG Film, a production company based in Malmö. Nowadays, he combines filmmaking with his role as a creative producer. His films have reached an audience in more than 100 countries. In 2015, Aktuell Hållbarhet named Gertten as the 45 most environmentally influential person in Sweden.

Bogdan Iancu is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Political Sciences, the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, and a researcher at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant in Bucharest. In 2011 he obtained a PhD. in anthropology and ethnology at the Universita degli Studi di Perugia.

Irina Zamfirescu is a human rights activist, and she has been working with the Active Watch association for over 13 years. She is  also the representative of OPTAR (Organization for the Promotion of Alternative Transport). Her doctoral research, developed at the University of Bucharest, focuses on social housing.