Sunday 04.06.17, 22:00
Beat Film Festival: Action Point. Citizen Jane: Battle for the city (Screenings)

Urban blockbuster about the legendary Jane Jacobs, author of the book ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’ 












English (with Russian subtitles)

Jane Jacobs is a journalist and author of the book ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’, which has been on the top of any urbanist must-read lists for the last 50 years. She was the first to explain why developers in expensive jackets were destroying New York, building towers and highways. The film is built on the conflict between the humanitarian ideas of Jacobs and capitalistic effective measures of the main builder of New York – Robert Moses.

Today her ideas are particularly interesting to rhyme with the acute problems of modern Moscow: the demolition of five-story buildings of the Khrushchev era and the renovation of Harlem, street trading as a marker of living in the district: the demolition of stalls, the battle for the park and the fight against traffic jams, the small cafes between Bleeker and McDougal and the unwillingness of the Patriarch's ponds residents to see guests in their area after 11 pm.

The event will be held in the framework of the urban program of Strelka Institute and Beat Film Festival – ‘Action Point’. It is a series of documentary film screenings about cities and people who change them.

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