Giant Ant Hill Excavated – amazing….
Watch Fixing the Future on PBS. See more from NOW on PBS.
Take the time to check this out.
Not necessarily a film, but a series of videos recorded last semester at the [IN THE URBAN CRISIS] lecture series held here at Parsons and organized by one: Miguel Robles Duran.
Speakers include Frank Morales, Tom Angotti, Don Mitchell, Ana Méndez de Andés, Andrew Ross, Erik Swyngedouw, Jeanne van Heeswijk, and Pelin Tan.
CLICK HERE FOR LECTURE SERIES INFO
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEOS OF PRESENTATIONS
Angotti, New York for Sale
In regards to Sunset Park and our exploration of gentrification this is an interesting video to watch!
¡Basta Ya! Sunset Rise Up from lida Shao on Vimeo.
Here is the site to “The Last Summer at Coney Island” You can stream or download the video. It shows a great display of all sides of the process with any possible development, community vs. developers, etc.
Here is the documentary by PBS about New York City. It is not displayed by PBS but it is divided into parts on youtube. It is 8 parts overall accumulating to 14.5 hours of documentation. I highly recommend watching at least some of the footage, it is very intriguing and interesting and informing.
The Vanishing City
I tried to attend this panel; but, I was unable to. However, an acquaintance from the internet rights scene taped this. This is a long but fascinating discussion on Bloomberg’s policies in relation to this city’s luxury trajectory. I highly recommend Julian Brash’s recent book, Bloomberg’s New York.
CCC: Creative Capitalist City movie
(full version) online for free
synopsis: “This film is more than a local documentary on Amsterdam. It
explores the latest urban re-/development pattern in advanced Western
capitalist cities. The hype around the creative city began already a
decade ago, it is global in scope and about to reach its peak. After
Richard Florida’s influential book “The Rise of the Creative Class” (2002)
creativity has advanced to be the role model of urban regeneration: The
New American Dream. What is new about this dream? What happens when the
hype is over? Housing as a job or the Right to the City”?
written and directed by: Tino Buchholz
If reading Marx and Harvey on fixed capital isn’t generating concrete visuals or examples, I recommend this feature-length documentary (available on Netfilx streaming) titled MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES. Stunning shots of factory floor production and the materials economy.
sorry, this should have gone here!
I would like to encourage all of you to go see the film “Neighboring Sounds” (O Som Ao Redor), now showing at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center. The movie’s interweaving stories are set in a high-rise district of Recife and involve themes of security, spaces of class relations, and historical legacies. Here is a Village Voice review:
RSA Animate: Crises of Capitalism
An animated doodle illustration of David Harvey’s lecture on contradictions in capitalist accumulation.
Manhatta (1921) – Dir. Charles Sheeler & Paul Strand
Fascinating old look at New York as the industrial city, caught it at MoMA four years ago in the restored edition with a newer score (not featured here).
“Battle for Brooklyn” (directed by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky, 2011)
New York City Screening Dates:
Wednesday, September 19 — Brooklyn
Park Slope’s Old First Brooklyn Church – presented by the Fifth Ave Committee
Tuesday, Sept 25, 9pm — Brooklyn
Tuesday, Sept 25 — Staten Island
ETG cafe on Staten Island
Wednesday, Sept 26 — Brooklyn
Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society as part of Brooklyn Reconstructed
Thursday, Sept 27 — Manhattan
Maysles Cinema in Harlem
“Hands Over the City” (1963)
We will try to see the first 15-20 minutes in class
Isle of Flowers (dir. Jorge Furtado, 1989): A short satirical Brazilian documentary on, well, everything…
All of you should watch it, its just 13 minutes long
This reminds me of the BBC version of “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
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