3/8/2013: “Lost Rivers” Documentary Features Daylighting of the Saw Mill River

Lost Rivers, a documentary film from Catbird Productions, features Groundwork Hudson Valley’s Saw Mill River daylighting project and its role in the renewal of the City of Yonkers.  The film premiers in the U.S. at the DC International Film Festival on March 12.

Check out Radio Canada’s website for content from the film featuring Groundwork Hudson Valley, including this mesmerizing video of the 18-month-long Saw Mill River restoration condensed into three and a half minutes, and another about the American Eel’s journey to the Saw Mill River, featuring Yonkers students.

Here is the official trailer, featuring Ann-Marie Mitroff, Groundwork’s Director of River Programs!

About the Film:

“Once flowing through nearly every developed city in the world, rivers provided the infrastructure upon which modern metropolises were built. In this adventurous and revelatory look into the disappearance and recent resurfacing of these historic waterways, Lost Rivers leads us down the drain into vast underground museums of urban development.

Guiding us through the hidden river networks of London, Brescia (Italy), Montreal and Toronto, intrepid groups of subterranean explorers known as “drainers” reveal the buried waterways that house the secrets of each city’s past. Exploring recent initiatives to resurface and revitalize these forgotten waterways in Yonkers and Seoul, the fascinating Lost Rivers brings to life an aspect of urban ecology that has long been kept secret.”