Programme 4: Community Screening - Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Date: 24 Nov 2017 (Fri)
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: The Good Lab (L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon)
Language: In English with Chinese and English Subtitles

*Free for all. Pre-registration is required


Documentary – Citizen Jane: Battle For The City
Director: Matt TYRNAUER
USA/2016/92min/ In English with Chinese and English Subtitles

In 1960, Jane JACOBs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities, sent shockwaves through these professional worlds. JACOBS was also an activist, whose struggles against “master builder”. Clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in JACOBS’ prescient text, and a close look at her thinking about cities is very much in order. When urbanization is one of the most critical issues on the global agenda, this film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.
Post-Screening Sharing
Sharing Guest – LAM Tsz-kwan, Camille (Town planner + member of Liber Research Community)
Moderator – CHOI Kam-chuen, Jimmy (Film educator + practitioner)


  • Free for all. Pre-registration is required

The screening is made possibly with generous support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Programme partner is CNEX Foundation Limited.

Organizer The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant:
Make a Difference School funded by
Programme Partner