Opening Night Film&Gala: Lost Rivers
Opening Night Film&Gala: Lost Rivers at 13th Annual Environmental Film Festival
Directed by: Caroline Bâcle | 72 minutes | Canada | G | Documentary | 2012 | World Premiere
Director Caroline Bâcle and Producer Katarina Soukup in attendance
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.
2010 Green Pitch Winner, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival
Best International Projects Showcase, Sunny Side of the Doc