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The Lost City: Beijing
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produced by Phoenix Satellite Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 18 mins
This enlightening film looks at the issues of urban gentrification and preservation in Beijing today. For the past decade many of the city's old neighborhoods, the ancient, densely populated enclaves of narrow, winding streets and crumbling courtyard houses have been steadily demolished due to industrialization an...
produced by Phoenix Satellite Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 18 mins
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Mr. Wong’s World
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directed by Christian Schidlowski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 33 mins
Shanghai, the center of Chinese capitalism, has been undergoing an unprecedented building boom. Over 2,000 high-rise buildings have gone up since the 1990’s. As a result, many historic treasures fall prey to the wrecking ball.Mr. Wong is a wealthy businessman who returned to China from Canada. He has made it his...
directed by Christian Schidlowski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour 33 mins
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The Last Wright: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Rebirth of an American City
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directed by Lucille Carra (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 51 mins
By 1908, Frank Lloyd Wright was considered the most innovative architect in Chicago. He traveled to Mason City, Iowa, to design a unique business block- a bank and an adjoining hotel, facing a park. Soon, scandal and tragedy would ruin his career, but the Park Inn would remain, one of his last Prairie style struct...
directed by Lucille Carra (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 51 mins
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The Twin Towers: A History
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directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead; produced by Kaye Wise Whitehead (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
The Twin Towers have attained mythic status in the 21st century. The effect of their destruction and the tragic loss of life is engraved on the American consciousness. Here is a fascinating history of the buildings that set the character of lower Manhattan and symbolized not only the power of New York City but Ame...
directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead; produced by Kaye Wise Whitehead (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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