Private Lives, Public Stories: Trenton in the 1960s

Six Student Documentary Shorts

Private Lives, Public Stories: Trenton in the 1960s
Thursday, May 9 · 6 to 8 PM

Betts Auditorium · School of Architecture · Princeton University

free · open to the public · refreshments

History 202 and The Trenton Project cordially invite you to the final screening of this year’s short
documentaries. The student screening explores biography, archival filmmaking, urban history, and the
ways that individual experience contributes to profound social change. Our focus is Trenton in the

We thank everyone who offered their input and comments at our work-in-progress screening
last month. We are especially grateful to Pastor Karen Hernandez-Granzen and the community of
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Trenton for inviting us into that wonderful space. The filmmakers
have been busy implementing changes and polishing the films. We are eager to share the final results.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the student filmmakers and film participants. Details
about the films are on The Trenton Project website. 

Participants are:

Purcell Carson
Alison Isenberg
The students of History 202: Angela Allen, Tom Billington, Mattie Isaac, Jenna Kim, Ryan
Konarska, Maggie Liebich, Roxy Martinez, Janelli Morones, N'Dea Piliavin-Godwin, Julia Stern,
Cailyn Tetteh, John Venegas Juarez, and Leo Yu

Now in its tenth year, The Trenton Project is a collaborative documentary investigation of a city. We
work together with residents and institutions to document and amplify the lives and talents of
Trentonians as they weave and repair the fabric of a city. We've conducted research, created films,
raised questions, gathered archives, told stories, and hosted conversations.

This Trenton Project screening is a production of Princeton University’s Program in Urban Studies, the Program in Community Engaged Scholarship, the School of Public and International Affairs, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities and the Department of History.