Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

23 Oct 2019

Director: Matt Tyrnauer



92 mins

Legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fought a
David-and-Goliath battle against 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