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Vancouver No Fixed Address

Direc­tor: Charles Wilkin­son

Pre­miered in May, 2017 at Hot Docs

The sky­rock­et­ing cost of hous­ing in cities across the world is a much-dis­cussed top­ic these days. No Fixed Address takes an uncom­pro­mis­ing look at the hous­ing cri­sis in Van­cou­ver, B.C., where cit­i­zens are fight­ing to pre­serve homes as liv­ing spaces instead of glob­al finan­cial com­modi­ties.

It is also a sto­ry about the very idea of home — what pro­motes or destroys one’s sense of belong­ing — and people’s strug­gle to cope with today’s often threat­en­ing eco­nom­ic and social forces. Van­cou­ver con­sis­tent­ly ranks in the top five of the world’s most desir­able cities in which to live, with its unpar­al­leled nat­ur­al beau­ty, a rel­a­tive­ly clean envi­ron­ment, safe streets, sta­ble insti­tu­tions, and an atti­tude that pri­or­i­tizes lifestyle over work.

While it is par­adise for some, oth­ers are forced by high prices to live on the streets or in sub­stan­dard con­di­tions, or strug­gle to hang on to the homes they have.

Released in 2017

75 min­utes

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