CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY

By Matt TYRNAUER

DOGWOOF - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, UNITED KINGDOM

Documentary - Completed 2016

A documentary feature on Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses and their epic battles for the right to the city in the 20th century, and how those struggles inform, define and frame the fights we are having over cities in the era of mass urbanization and the global megacity.

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Toronto - TIFF 2016
Hot Docs 2016
IDFA 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matt TYRNAUER
    • Producer(s)
    • Matt TYRNAUER (Altimeter Films), Corey REESER (Altimeter Films), Robert HAMMOND, Jess VAN GARSSE
    • Synopsis
    • In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds. This inspiring film chronicles the legendary writer and urban activist’s battle to save historic NYC neighbourhoods from the draconian redevelopment plans of ruthless power broker Robert Moses.
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