Caroline Bâcle, 2012
Canada | English | 72 minutes
Producer Katarina Soukup in person for Q&A!
Early city planners buried polluted waterways underground for the health of the crowded urban communities. Under the cities, they still flow, out of sight and out of mind… until now. Urban dwellers are on a quest to reconnect with this denigrated natural world. Lost Rivers takes us on an adventure underground and across the globe, retracing the history of these lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers. From China to New York, people are excited to uncover the rivers, now clean after decades of environmental activism, and incorporate them into a new cityscape.
Photos courtesy of Caroline Bâcle, Andrew Emond, Katarina Soukup