Lost Rivers

Lost Rivers

DVD - 2015
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"Nearly every major city was built near the convergence of many rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and merge them with the sewer systems. These rivers still run through today's metropolises, but they do so out of sight. [This film] examines hidden waterways in cities around the world and introduces us to people dedicated to exploring and exposing them"--Container.
Publisher: Brookyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9786315949944
6315949940
Branch Call Number: 577.64 LOST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72 + 39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
NTSC,rda
widescreen (16:9),rda

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akirakato
Apr 06, 2017

This is a 72-minute documentary produced in 2012 about the nowadays problems of the underground rivers.
The film shows ways to cope with the current problems with the underground rivers to make the once-buried waterways more accessible and to solve the problems once and for all.
It is quite interesting to see the underground rivers in major cities.
The film is an informative and inspiring documentary.

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jimg2000
Dec 05, 2016

An important green topic but could have covered under 45 minutes with limited historic footage of the sites and reclamation efforts in the program:
Montréal Petite Rivière St-Pierre, Québec;
Toronto Garrison Creek, Ontario;
Brescia Bova-Celato River Italy;
London River Tyburn;
Yonkers, Saw Mill River New York and
Seoul, Cheonggyecheon River South Korea.

A worthwhile watch is the development of the San Antonio River Walk in PBS's "10 Parks (Homes, Buildings, Towns) That Changed America:"
http://interactive.wttw.com/ten/parks/san-antonio-river-walk

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1aa
May 28, 2016

Starting with 'drainers' (amateurs who explore sewer and water systems in cities) and ending with an eco-cooperative view of cities and natural and artificial water systems, this film is interesting, enlightening, and spurs further interest in the viewer. I only wish it was more thorough.

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noluckboston
Aug 17, 2015

Great dvd. Really shows our connection to these lost rivers and the issues modern urbanism brings to the city today.

If your into architecture, ecology, landscapes, or urbanism you will enjoy this film.

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noluckboston
Aug 17, 2015

noluckboston thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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jimg2000
Dec 05, 2016

LOST RIVERS, An Icarus Films Release, A Film by Caroline Bâcle:

http://icarusfilms.com/press/pdfs/lr_pk.pdf

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