Nora Jacobson’s unreleased documentary on Hoboken’s Waterfront Referendum screening Friday night
Hoboken Fair Housing Association announces:
Hoboken Fair Housing Association (HFHA) proudly presents: Nora Jacobson’s unreleased documentary on Hoboken’s Waterfront referendum
The short documentary tells the story of Hoboken residents fighting to preserve their community from devastating over development. It highlights both the universal and timeless story of ordinary citizens trying to organize and fight for their right to have a democratic say, through referendum, in a world where those with the money, in this case developers, normally win by using their money to shape the judicial and electoral process with lawyers and propaganda. The film demonstrates how citizens can use democracy to defend themselves.
After the film Nora will share her impressions of what she witnessed and how it shaped what she created. Although the events took place decades ago, as another election season is upon us, the importance of democracy and making our voices heard is still very relevant today. The citizens won the referendum election by just 12 votes underscoring how every vote truly does count.