A timely look at the work of legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs who fought against the mass urbanisation and destructive redevelopment of New York City.
In 1960, Jacobs’ book ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’ sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds and helped change the way we look at urban living today. She was a tireless activist who worked to protect urban communities and in the 60’s she went head to head with ruthless power broken Robert Moses to fight for the preservation of NYC neighbourhoods from super-highways.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City delivers an important lesson in the power of the people to push back against developers and the looming global megacity.
Look out for details of further screenings of Citizen Jane. Playing daily from Saturday 6 May.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.