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RBMS Brisbane – Lost Rivers screening

05/04/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 RBMS Brisbane seminar

Lost Rivers screening

The River Basin Management Society committee invites you to join us for a special screening of the documentary Lost Rivers


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 was 19th century’s version of the Black Plague. 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. That’s because urban dwellers are on a quest to reconnect with this denigrated natural world. Lost Rivers takes us on an adventure down below and across the globe, retracing the history of these lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers. We search for the disappeared Petite rivière St-Pierre in Montreal, the Garrison Creek in Toronto, the River Tyburn in London, the Saw Mill River in New York, and the Bova-Celato River in Bresica, Italy. Could we see these rivers again? To find the answer, we meet visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world. 

View the trailer here

 Tapas style finger food (supplied) and drinks start at 5.30 pm. The movie will start at 6.15 pm.

Lost Rivers poster

Not currently a member and want to avoid or reduce the seminar fee? RBMS memberships are available at the door or in advance at RBMS is currently reviewing the cost of seminars for non-members and cannot guarantee that costs will be the same for future events.


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Ship Inn – Upstairs
Sidon Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU