The Trenton Project: Inside Stories from a Changing City

Wed, Jan 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

2019 Student Film Screening and Work-in-Progress Critique

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 of Princeton student fine cuts, followed by a work-in-progress critique 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.

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.