Latest documentary from director Charles Wilkinson
World Premiere at Hot Docs May 2, and DOXA Festival May 6

The latest film from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Charles Wilkinson will have its world premiere at this years Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in May. Three of Wilkinsons previous films have premiered at the festival, including Peace Out, Oil Sands Karaoke and Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, with the latter winning the top prize at the festival in 2015 for Best Canadian Documentary. His latest film, entitled Vancouver: No Fixed Address, takes a look at the Vancouver housing crisis.

Vancouver, No Fixed Address

From Toronto to Sydney and from San Francisco to London the cost of housing in cities around the world is skyrocketing. Vancouver: No Fixed Address takes an uncompromising look at the drama unfolding in one such city, where multi-ethnic citizens fight 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 ones sense of belonging, and struggling to cope with the strange and often threatening economic and social forces at the start of the 21st century.

Vancouver, Canada consistently ranks in the top five cities on Earth to live. A city with unparalleled natural beauty, a relatively clean environment, safe streets, stable institutions, and an attitude that prioritizes lifestyle over work.

Its paradise for some but others are forced by high prices to live on the streets, and live in substandard conditions, or struggle to hang on to the homes they have. The film also looks at our housing casino and those cashing in on the meteoric rise in housing values. In other words, its a story most of us are involved in. .

Director Charles Wilkinson and producers Tina Schliessler and Kevin Eastwood (the team behind Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World, and Oil Sands Karaoke) have assembled a group of residents deeply affected by the housing boom, as well as a number of key influencers in the city including: Mayor Gregor Robertson, Musqueam playwright Quelamia Sparrow, Condo King Bob Rennie, journalist Sandy Garossino, Senator Pau Yuen, and scientist/broadcaster/activist David Suzuki..

Vancouver: No Fixed Address examines the common issues at work within the global housing bubble arguments debated in many cities worldwide experiencing astronomical, often inexplicable increases in real estate values. The documentary delves beneath the headlines and rumours and comes to some unsettling conclusions about home a place we thought we knew.

Vancouver: No Fixed Address was produced by Shore Films in association with Knowledge Network and Optic Nerve Films and was made with the participation of the Canada Media Fund. The film will have its broadcast premiere on BCs Knowledge Network this Fall.

More information, visit HotDocs and DOXA.