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Earthkeeping “City Life”

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Film Identifier: F.2012-01-0027
Run Time
0h 29m 0s
Date Produced
This episode of the Earthkeeping series details the ways in which modern city growth affects its residents. “City Life” takes us to the Pruitt-Igoe housing projects in St. Louis, a site used to exemplify how urban sprawl can potentially trap a population within the confines of the city. At the conclusion of the program members of Chicago’s Citizens Action Program (CAP) testify against property expansion on the city’s waterfront at a city hearing. Throughout the episode, members of Chicago’s Second City improv group (including pre-SNL John Belushi) provide relevant sketches that are used as interludes in the program.
Main Credit
Beall, DeWitt (is director)
Beall, DeWitt (is producer)
WTTW (Television station) (corporate name)
Additional Credit
Ayukawa, Kaz (is contributor)
Beall, DeWitt (is writer)
Bergman, Olaf (is contributor)
Boldt, Robert (is contributor)
Bretz, Peter (is contributor)
Gedwellas, Jim (is contributor)
Goldsholl Design & Film Associates (is contributor)
Langenberg, Cal (is cinematographer)
Lowenstein, Michael (is contributor)
Markle, Tom (is lighting director)
McDermand, Dave (is contributor)
McGowean, Glen (is editor)
Ross, Pepper (is contributor)
Samler, Steven (is composer)
Warder, Margery (is contributor)
Well, Rich (sound)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Mumford, Lewis (is interviewee)
Rainwater, Lee (is interviewee)
Rainwater, Lee (is interviewee)
Heilbroner, Robert (is interviewee)
Heilbroner, Robert (is interviewee)
Weese, Harry (is interviewee)
Weese, Harry (is interviewee)
Taggert, James (is interviewee)
Taggert, James (is interviewee)
Libby, Charles (is interviewee)
Libby, Charles (is interviewee)
Swenie, Dennis (is interviewee)
Knuppel, John L. (is participant)
Booth, Paul (is participant)
Belushi, John (is actor)
Ramis, Harold (is actor)
Fisher, Jim (is actor)
O'Flaherty, Joe (is actor)
Rasche, David (is actor)
Ross-Leming, Eugenie (is actor)
Reierson, Ann (is actor)
Related Places
St. Louis (production location of)
Chicago (production location of)