Ottawa Premiere on May 24th, Encore Screening on May 25th!
With average real estate prices nearing $900,000 in a city where minimum wage is less than $11 per hour, home ownership isnt even a dream for many in Vancouver. For years, Canadas national news has fixated on this specific market, trying to explain the dramatic value escalation that appears to be a bubble that wont burst. Foreign ownership, lack of supply, greed and an inactive government have all been blamed. The things that make a city livable also make it desirable, and developers and investors prey upon those qualities in a free market that caters to the highest bidder.
Director Charles Wilkinson (director of Haida Gwaii: On The Edge of the WorldHot Docs Best Canadian Feature 2015) moves beyond statistics and square footage to the people directly affectedincluding those with property and those withoutin this candid and human portrayal of a city that continues to rise yet cannot meet demand.