Lost Rivers + Sheaf & Porter Rivers Trust Launch Talk 12A

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This film was last shown on 15 May 2019

Journey underneath the world’s cities in this fascinating documentary that examines the hidden waterways that run beneath our feet. Then find out more about the latest action for Sheffield’s own hidden waterways.

Nearly every major city was built around 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 in mysterious and sometimes amazing spaces.

As climate changes forces us to reconsider the relationship between the built environment and our natural resources, Lost Rivers brings to life an aspect of urban water management and ecology that has long been kept secret. The film examines hidden waterways in cities around the world and introduces us to the people dedicated to exploring and restoring them.

This screening will feature an introduction from Simon Ogden (Chair of the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group) and the launch of the new Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust, whose vision is to help Sheffield rediscover and regenerate its own urban rivers.

For more information about The Sheaf and Porter Trust, please visit: https://rbingham52.wixsite.com/shish2

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Director
Caroline Bacle
Country
Canada
Year
2012
Duration
1 hour 12 minutes

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