Trailer for the 2010 PBS documentary on the Rural Studio and the legacy of Samuel Mockbee. Premiered at the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival. www.citizenarchitectfilm.com
Explanation of all 20 of the Building for Life criteria with examples. The 20 criteria | Building for Life from CABE on Vimeo.
Urbanbugs is a documentary from Turkey focuses on street art concepts such as Graffiti, Stencil, Wheatpasting. Besides their visual contribution to the urban life, these street arts became a sociological matter due to the their political messages. In this context, this documentary is trying to analyse the sociocultural reflections of street art concept in Turkey. [...]
After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question, “What do we lose, when we lose the night?”. Blending a humorous tone with cutting-edge science and poetic footage of the night sky, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights — including increased breast cancer [...]
It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. But what happened to those caught in between? The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents [...]
Truck Farm tells the story of a new generation of quirky urban farmers. Viewers are trucked across New York to see the city’s funkiest urban farms, and to find out if America’s largest city can learn to feed itself. Blending serious exposition with serious silliness, Truck Farm entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban [...]
The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage. Something as simple as a parking lot becomes an emotional way station for the American Dream. “More than just a real-life CLERKS… You need [...]
In 2050 80 % of the worlds population will live in cities. How do we prevent cities from collapsing. This is the official trailer for a new feature film series on the megacity issue. Join this exciting journey to Mumbai, Shanghai, Bogotá anf Cairo.
The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? http://www.spannerfilms.net/films/ageofstupid Age of Stupid: [...]
From the front porches to the frontlines, Land of Opportunity captures the struggle to rebuild New Orleans, one of America’s most beloved and emblematic cities. Juxtaposing the perspectives of protagonists from different walks of life, this transmedia documentary project reveals how the story of post-Katrina New Orleans is also the story of urban America. http://www.landofopportunitymovie.com [...]
What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible. http://thebicyclecityfilm.com/ The [...]
Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary Living Without Money, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago. htt://livingwithoutmoney.org Living Without Money – trailer from Without Money on Vimeo.
Before the end of 1961 the New York publishing company Harcourt, Brace and Co. had the first edition of Lewis Mumford’s highly successful book The City In History ready for publication. Two years later, in 1963, the National Film Board of Canada funded the production of six documentaries, each lasting 27 minutes, for a series [...]
Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified) returns with the final documentary in his design film trilogy. Urbanized focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Enrique Peñalosa, Yung Ho Chang, Alejandro Aravena, Eduardo Paes, Rahul [...]