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Icarus Films acquires LOST RIVERS; Acclaimed Documentary on Urbanism and Ecology is "Important as well as Inspiring" (Science Magazine)
September 26, 2013, New York: Today, Icarus Films announced its acquisition of all North American distribution rights to LOST RIVERS directed by Caroline Bacle, here making her feature film debut. The deal was signed by Jonathan Miller, president of Icarus Films, and producer Katarina Soukup for Catbird Productions, for all U.S. rights including non-theatrical, theatrical, home video, digital and broadcast markets.
The film is a strong addition to Icarus Films' extensive collections of documentaries on Environmental Studies, Architecture, Urban Planning & Design, and Urban Studies. It is currently available for engagements including film festivals, theatrical and non-theatrical bookings, and television broadcast.
Interviews and online preview screeners available for covering journalists and film programmers.
About the Film
Unbeknownst to today's city-dwellers, buried beneath nearly every major metropolis are a network or convergence of rivers. As urban living grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was the merge them with sewer systems and hide them underground. These rivers still run through the cities of today, but they do so out of sight. LOST RIVERS examines hidden waterways around the world from the United States to the United Kingdom, from Korea to Italy. Viewers are introduced to environmentalists and urban explorers re-discovering their city's network of medieval rivers. As climate change forces us to reconsider the relationship between built and natural environments, a fascinating secret of contemporary ecology is revealed.
LOST RIVERS has been an official selection of over twenty documentary, urbanism and environmental film festivals, including CPH:DOX in Cophenhagen, DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival in Toronto, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital in Washington, D.C., the Miami Beach Environmental Film Festival in Florida, FIFE Environmental Film Festival in Paris, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Montana, the Architecture Film Festival in Rotterdam and the Eco Film Festival in Kula Lumpur.
“A fascinating look at the natural river systems that have long been buried and disrupted by urban development and what those waterways can do to make our cities more livable.”
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