Citizen Jane: Battle for the City USA 2016 | 92 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2017
Matt TyrnauerMATT TYRNAUER was born in Los Angeles and studied film science. Today he works as a journalist, including as a correspondent for Vanity Fair and as a documentary film-maker.
nominated for The Political Film of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
rated for 0 + yearsDOCUMENTARY In den 1950s, city planner Robert Moses had big plans for New York: run-down quarters would be flattened and replaced with mega-blocks designed with modernistic ideals in mind. That these plans came to nothing is down to a Canadian author and proto-urbanist called Jane Jacobs, who organized the resistance. As she saw it, cities would not become more attractive places to live through megalomanic architecture, but rather through small, organic neighbourhoods and active use of public spaces. The battle for the "good city" between Jacobs and Moses was the first in a long series of conflicts that are still going on today.
Orig. Title: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Producer: Robert Hammond, Corey Reeser, Jessica van Garsse
Music: Jane Antonia Cornish
Camera: Chris Dapkins
Cutter: Daniel Morfesis
World Sales: Dogwoof
Production: Altimeter Films
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