The Trenton Project: Inside Stories from a Changing City Historías Íntimas de una Ciudad Cambiante

Repeats every 6 days 2 times.
Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 6:00 pm
Tue, Jan 22, 2019, 6:00 pm

Please join us for:

Inside Stories from a Changing City
Historías Íntimas de una Ciudad Cambiante

January 16th, work-in-progress critique, Princeton University
January 22nd, final screening, Artworks Trenton

Cities—like families—are passed from one generation to the next.  As people hand their neighborhoods, businesses and institutions on to others, a city evolves. Trenton is no exception. Starting with a growing Puerto Rican community in the 1960s and continuing through the Guatemalan migrations of today, more and more Latinx Trentonians are becoming caretakers of the city and its culture.  This set of short films by students at Princeton University and The College of New Jersey goes inside five of these stories to look closely at the fabric of an ever-changing city.  We invite you to join us for a screening and discussion after the films.  

January 22nd
19 Everett Alley, Trenton
(with a pre-event screening of “From the Burg to the Barrio" at 5pm)

Before the student films, at 5pm on the 22nd, we’ll be offering an encore presentation of “From The Burg to the Barrio”, the 2013 documentary by Susan Ryan and students and TCNJ exploring the changing face of Chambersburg.  That film screens at 5pm.  Following a break, the student films will show at 6pm.  
And this week, we are again inviting you to a work-in-progress critique of Princeton student fine cuts with guest critic, anthropologist and filmmaker Jeff Himpele.  Come see under the hood as students grapple with the creative process in a friendly and constructive feedback session.  Then join us again at Artworks to see the finished work!
January 16th
Jimmy Stewart Theater
185 Nassau Street, Princeton

This year’s student films at Princeton mark the start of The Trenton-Salcajá Project. In March, Purcell Carson will be researching, teaching and filming in Guatemala as part of a Fulbright grant.  We’ll be sharing this semester's student films with audiences in Guatemala as a way of sparking more discussion about the close ties between Trenton and Salcajá. We hope you can join us for the first part of this ongoing investigation.
This project is a production of Princeton University’s Program in Urban Studies, the Program in Community-Engaged Studies (ProCES), the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture Urbanism and the Humanities, the Digital Learning Lab, the Program in Journalism, the Program in Latino Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson School.

Jimmy Stewart Theater 185 Nassau Street, Princeton