Film Screening: Another Way of Living, the Story of Reston, VA

March 24, 2017

The American Planning Association (APA) Virginia Chapter is pleased to announce the screening of the documentary “Another Way of Living, the Story of Reston, VA” on Monday July 17 at our Annual Conference. A facilitated Q&A hosted by the APA’s Urban Design & Preservation Division with the Director/Producer, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, will immediately follow the film. There is no cost to attend the film screening.


“Another Way of Living” is about the perception of the urban planner Robert Simon (1914-2015) and his vision suburban towns that integrates citizens across racial, economic, and religious divides. The film was officially selected for the 2015 Virginia Film Festival and the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Reston, VA has been recognized as a National Planning Landmark by the American Planning Association.



Rebekah Wingwert-Jabi is an award winning director and producer with over 14-years of experience in film and television. My Neighborhood, her last film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012, was broadcast on Al Jazeera English, and released online by The Guardian before being recognized with the prestigious Peabody Award.

Rebekah grew up in Reston and returned to live there in 2009. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts and was awarded the Thomas Bush Cinematography Scholarship.



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