The English version of Lost Rivers is now available to order across Canada and the rest of the world (excluding the USA). Ships out immediately.
“fascinating” – Toronto Star
“mysterious, highly dramatic, and entirely compelling.” – The Atlantic Cities
“Important as well as inspiring” — Science Magazine
Written and directed by Caroline Bâcle
Produced by Katarina Soukup, Catbird Films
Once flowing through nearly every developed city in the world, rivers provided the infrastructure upon which modern metropolises were built. In this adventurous and revelatory look into the disappearance and recent resurfacing of these historic waterways, Lost Rivers leads us down the drain into vast underground museums of urban development. Guiding us through the hidden river networks of London, Brescia (Italy), Montreal and Toronto, intrepid groups of subterranean explorers known as “drainers” reveal the buried waterways that house the secrets of each city’s past. Exploring recent initiatives to resurface and revitalize these forgotten waterways in Yonkers and Seoul, the fascinating Lost Rivers brings to life an aspect of urban ecology that has long been kept secret.
72 min | Documentary | 2012
Original English, French, Italian, and Korean version, with English subtitles
Anamorphic Widescreen I NTSC | Stereo or 5.1 Surround Sound
Bonus material: trailer, 14 extra video clips