A Matter of Death and Life – montage

A Matter of Death and Life, a film about cities through the lens of Jane Jacobs, author of the 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

Produced by Robert Hammond, Matt Tyrnauer and Jessica Van Garsse. Directed by Matt Tyrnauer.

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) had no formal training as an urban planner and not even a college degree, and yet, with her 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, the woman often called a “genius of common sense” changed cities and the way we think about them forever, persuading generations of people to take a second look at their urban surroundings and to take action against previously unquestioned authority.

A project done for director Matt Tyrnauer.