Lost Rivers
  • Adrift
Roxie TheaterWed, Jun 4, 2014 6:00 PM Not Available
Film Info
Film Type:Feature
Livable Cities
Caroline Bâcle | Canada | 2012 | 72 min
English and Italian with subtitles

Do you know what is hiding beneath our cities? Lost Rivers shows us the nature we have concealed beneath our feet and the quest by urban dwellers around the world to bring it back and make our cities more livable. In the past we built our cities around rivers, to be close to that vital water source. But as our cities grew and rivers became polluted we buried them underground and merged them with sewers. Director Caroline Bâcle, takes us on an adventure underground and across the globe, retracing the history of these lost urban rivers with clandestine urban explorers. We search for the disappeared Petite Rivière St-Pierre in Montreal, the Garrison Creek in Toronto, the River Tyburn in London, the Saw Mill River in New York, and the Bova-Celato River in Brescia, Italy. Could we see these rivers again? To find the answer, we meet visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world.


Followed by a discussion with: Rosey Jencks, SFPUC; Janet Sowers, Fulgro Consultants.

Courtesy of Icarus Films.

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Sponsored by:

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Co-presented by: SPUR
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Additional Information
Caroline Bâcle has directed two short fiction films and over twenty episodes of television documentary and youth series. She is currently developing her second feature script with the support of SODEC and Telefilm Canada. She holds a BA (with distinction) in Communication Studies from Concordia University and recently completed the prestigious Masters program in Screenwriting and Producing at the University of Westminister Film School in London. Lost Rivers is her first feature documentary.