The BOKU-film series is a co-operation of the ethics platform with ÖH-BOKU


Beginning: 6:30 p.m.

PLACE: TÜWI, lecture hall in the 1. basement floor (TÜWI-UG1/02), Dänenstr. 4, 1190 Wien

Push (
Fredrik Gertten, 2019, 92 Min, English Subtitles)
Housing affordability is decreasing at a record pace. The local working and middle classes have become unable to afford housing in major cities across the world. London, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Tokyo, Valparaiso, Sydney, Melbourne, Caracas, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm… the list seems endless. People are being pushed out of their very own homes – because living in them has become unaffordable.
Young people are getting trapped in a cycle of renting apartments that are becoming less and less affordable. Working class and lower income communities face evictions and are left without a place to live. The high cost of housing pushes people into poverty and homelessness. In the UK and US, for instance, homelessness is increasing by alarming rates. More often than before, it is children and families that end up without a home. The problem is even worse in the Global South, where the number of people living in informal housing is projected to exceed 1 billion by 2020. However, the crisis also puts stress on the middle and upper-middle classes. In London, for example, even a doctor’s salary is not necessarily enough to buy a home.
Is this an inevitable development? Housing is a human right, not a commodity. What is to be done to change the situation?


Moderation: Doris Österreicher, IRUB (BOKU)



Aftermath (Raphael Barth, 2013, 83 Min.)

Push (Fredrik Gertten, 2019, 92 Min)

Poisoning Paradise - Ecocide New Zealand (Steve & Clyde Graf, 2005, 97 Min)

Weapon of Choice (Fritz Ofner & Eva Hausberger, 2017, 90 Min)

Countdown am Xingu (Martin Keßler, 2016, 95 Min)

Mountain (Jennifer Peedom, 2017, 90 Min.)

Fishers of men (Migrant Offshore Aid Station Foundation and its artists, 2017, 72 Min)

03.06.2020 CYCLE CINEMA
Seed (Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz, 2016, 94 Min.)


The BOKU-Movies pick up the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG) as major topic. These have been determined as development goals by the United Nations. While doing so, we will cooperate with the Center for Development Research (CDR) at the BOKU, as part of the network of international development aid association.

The achievement of 17 main objectives and almost 170 secondary objectives until 2030 should transform our earth in the sense of sustainable development in environmental, economical and social respects.

The SDGs overlap, they are interwoven and pose complex challenges for us. With every one of the films in our program , we present the respective addressed development goal in form of the emblem of the UN.

Implementing the SDGs in Austria: transform or perish?

A short film in accordance to an idea of Georg Gratzer and Axel Mentler (both BOKU), formed within the course Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries in the summer semester 2016. A second film is currently being produced.



Deficits in respect to a sustainable world are shown and discussed in the BOKU-film series. Films are selected thoroughly with respect to their relevance of ethical aspects of the respective topics. Each film is followed by a panel discussion in order to sensitize the audience members to the ecologic, economic and social conditions worldwide. This shall enable a distinguished view with regard to the film topic. 

Location: Hörsaal GH01, Guttenberghaus, Feistmantelstr. 4


Screenings since 2011

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