Productions

The Flying Stars

Portrait of civil war amputees in Sierra Leone through a soccer league and one of its most charismatic and haunted players. > more

Okpik’s Dream

The extraordinary life story of Harry Okpik, champion Inuit sled dog musher and amputee. > more

Papa est là

When a photographer loses contact with his son following a parental abduction, he embarks on an artistic project to make portraits of other fathers in the same situation. > more

Come Worry With Us!

Can a rock band be the village that raises a child? Montreal band Silver Mt. Zion has accepted a child into its touring tribe. > more

Burgundy Jazz

A web documentary that explores the Montreal Black community's incredible contribution to jazz. > more

Lost Rivers

The past, present, and future of the world's lost urban rivers. > more

Mr. Crab

A child who both idolizes and is terrified by his father dives into the waters of Trinidad and his imagination to confront his fears. > more

Notes from the Kuerti Keyboard

A quirky short film featuring legendary Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti. > more

Kakalakkuvik (Where the Children Dwell)

An intimate first-person account of the Inuit experience of residential school. > more

Louisa’s Choice

The story of Louisa, an Inuit woman living with HIV. > more

Lost Rivers

***NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD at the Catbird Online Shop  ****

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. Companion website.

  • Winner – Green Pitch 2010 (11th Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival)
  • Official Selection – Hot Docs Forum 2011 
  • Best International Projects Showcase (BIPS) –  Sunny Side of the Doc 2011
  • Best Canadian Feature Film – Honourable Mention – Planet in Focus Film Festival
  • Nominee - Prix Gémeaux - Best Editing in a Documentary Program

Written and Directed by | Caroline Bâcle
Produced by | Katarina Soukup 
Director of Photography | Alexandre Domingue 
Editor | Howard Goldberg
Original Music | John Wilson
Animation | Eva Cvijanovic
Narration | Caroline Bâcle 
Sound | David Gertsman (MPSE), Roger Guérin (MPSE), Emory Murchison, Philippe Scultéty, Lynne Trepanier, Sylvain Vary
Interactive Producers | Katarina Soukup, Kim Sawchuk
Interactive Team | Jonathan Bélisle, Jonathan Grenier, Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, Faisal Lutchmedial, Magdalena Olszanowski, Sarah Ring, Isabella Salas, Tamara Scherbak, Samuel Thulin

Canada Media Fund, Québec Film and Television Tax Credit, Rogers Documentary Fund,  Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Mobile Media Lab (Concordia University), First Person Digital (National Film Board of Canada + Studio XX)

Radio-Canada, ARTV, CBC documentary

Catbird Productions (Canada), Icarus Films (USA), Terranoa (World Sales Agent)

Opening Gala, Planet in Focus Int'l Environmental Film Festival (2012)
CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (2012)
FIFE Festival international du film d'environnement Paris (2013)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (2013)
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois Montreal (2013)
Hot Docs Bloor Cinema - Toronto Theatrical Run (2013)
One World Film Festival Prague (2013)
Opening Night Film - DC Environmental Film Festival (2013)
Water Docs International Film Festival - Toronto (2013)
Saskatchewan Eco-Network Festival (2013)
Spur Festival - Winnipeg (2013)
Whose Your Mama Earth Day Festival (2013)
DOXA Vancouver International Documentary Film Festival (2013)
Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema Ambiental - São Paulo (2013)
16th Environmental Film Festival Cinambiente Torino (2013)
Lincoln Centre "Green Screens" Series NYC (2013)
Van Allen Institute for Public Architecture NYC (2013)
H20 Environmental Film Festival Moscow (2013)
Open City Documentary Film Festival London (2013)
Homegrown National Park Project Outdoor Screening Fort York (2013)
Cinéma du Parc - Montréal Theatrical Run (2013)
Environmental  Film Festival Melbourne (2013)
Jacob Burns Film Center New York (2013) 
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (2013)
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (2013)
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Paris (2013)
YoFi Festival (2013)
Miami Beach Environmental Film Festival (2013) 
Seoul Architecture Film Festival (2013)
Reel Change SustainAbility Film Festival (2013)
Newport Beach Film Festival (2013)
Week van de Stad/Week of the city Amsterdam (2013)
Pilsen 2015: River In The City (2013)
The Grand Cinema Tacoma (2013)