Lost Rivers (2012)





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Caroline Bacle's documentary Lost Rivers explores how numerous rivers across America were incorporated into various sewer system as cities began to flourish and the country became more urban and industrialized. The filmmakers follow people who use old maps and modern technology to locate these bodies of water.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Lost Rivers

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

There's a gadfly quality to the film, in its seemingly arbitrary choice of cities and its soft, enviro-bliss approach to the tough subject of water engineering, though some of the digressions do pay off ...

Full Review… | February 28, 2013
Globe and Mail
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A reminder that ecology is not just about clean air and water but the right of urban dwellers to enjoy the spiritual and esthetic benefits of liberated rivers.

Full Review… | October 4, 2013

While the film's focus sometimes feels scattered it offers an intriguing look into an unknown world and new insight into what lies beneath the surface of city life.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Montreal Gazette

Audience Reviews for Lost Rivers


Lost Rivers is a fascinating look at the errors of city building and how some municipalities have sought to rectify the situation resulting in a reconnection between humans and rivers they had forgotten about. The film is that much stronger for showing the human cost of restoration efforts in an honest and straight forward manner.

John Ballantine
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