Citizen Jane – Battle for the City
A Robert Hammond/Matt Tyrnauer Production

Citizen Jane – Battle for the City features interviews with Alex Garvin, Paul Goldberger and Michael Sorkin, on the fight for the right to the city.

Citizen Jane chronicles the life and work of Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and how she changed the way we look at cities and urban living. The documentary focuses not only on Jacobs’ writing, but also on her activism, detailing her most dramatic battles for the city in the 1960s, when she went up against New York City’s most ruthless power broker, Robert Moses. At stake was whether the city’s historic neighborhoods, including Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and TriBeCa, would stay intact or be torn apart by expressways and urban-renewal projects. Citizen Jane also explores the link between Jacobs’ and Moses’ confrontations in the mid-century and the battle for just cities today in a world that is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed. It delivers an inspiring lesson in the power of the people to become active in their own cities.

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The film releases in New York City on April 21, 2017.

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