FALL 2014: Work Makes a City Work
A city without jobs is a hard place to make a home. Trenton’s story over recent decades is one common to cities along the Eastern seaboard. It is a tale of the loss of industrial jobs, the flight of businesses to the suburbs, disinvestment in the inner city and unemployment. And yet it is still a home to many. Trentonians are surviving and finding ways to get ahead today -- not waiting for the perfect solutions of the future.
The people observed in these student micro-documentaries are not only helping themselves, they are devoting their time, energy and creativity to each other and their city. They are sometimes supported by non-profits and goverment. They are guided by their strength and their experience. Together, these films form a kaleidoscope of working life in Trenton today.