Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City :-Watch Citizen Jane: Battle for the City on 123moviestvshow.com,Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.”Citizen Jane – Battle for the City” (2017 release; 92 min.) is a documentary about Jane Jacobs, and opens with a quote from her 1961 classic book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”. In the movie’s introduction, we are reminded that urbanization is increasing at record pace (along with stunning photography of some of the world’s largest cities). We then go back in time and are introduced to Robert Moses, a New York politician and head of the NY Committee of Slums Clearance (among many other Committees). It is on Moses’ behest that New York is massively redoing certain parts of the city, not just to ‘clear the sums’ but also to make way (literally) for the American car. Jane Jacobs, a journalist by trade, observes it all, and starts developing a radically different approach. Then one Moses threatens to ‘redo’ the West Village/Greenwich Village area, where Jacobs lives… To tell you more of the story would spoil your viewing experience, you’ll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.