Documentary Screening: Slums: Cities of Tomorrow
Wednesday March 4, 2015 07:00 PM EST
From the venue:Today, one person in six lives in a slum, a squat, or other precarious dwelling. Governments try to eradicate them by building public housing, but most citizens refuse to live in environments that fail to address their reality. The documentary Slums: Cities of Tomorrow addresses urban overcrowding by looking at structures built on a human scale from a sociological and philosophical perspective. Director Jean Nicolas Orhon gives us an intimate look at inhabitants and families who, through resilience and ingenuity, have built homes that are well suited to their needs, often inspired by the architecture of their places of origin.
At Robert W. Woodruff Library, AUC