Film & Discussion: 'Lost Rivers'

When & Where
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Contact
510 809 0900

Lost Rivers tells the story of the water flowing just beneath the feet of urban and suburban dwellers. Once upon a time, in almost every industrial city, countless rivers flowed. We built houses along their banks. Our roads hugged their curves. And their currents fed our mills and factories. But as cities grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which killed hundreds of thousands throughout the 19th century. Our solution two centuries ago was to bury rivers underground and merge them with sewer networks. Today, under the city, they still flow, out of sight and out of mind… until now.

Tickets: $10 Advance / $12 Door / $5 Students & Teachers