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
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