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Citizen Jane - Battle for the City
23 October 2019
  Rating PG

USA (2016) 92 minutes
Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fought a David-and-Goliath battle again New York City ‘master builder’ Robert Moses. Her quest was to preserve the historic neighbourhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho and Little Italy against Moses’ plans to divide and destroy them with expressways. Her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1960, sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds. Exciting and inspirational, Citizen Jane delivers a timely and much-needed lesson in how the power of the people can overturn the self-serving plans of the elite.

Hamburg Film Festival 2017 - Nominee for the Political Film Award