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The Lungs of the City

Specs: USA - 2018 - 14 min
Filmmaker: Harrison Swanson & Oliver Czuma 
Theme: urban renewal, urban development

THE LUNGS OF THE CITY tells the controversial history of Chicago’s lakefront, through entertaining and sometimes bizarre stories, which include George Lucas of Star Wars fame, the legality of (breaking) the Public Trust, and the development of ‘natural’ beaches. The film serves to inform of the painstaking task of creating and maintaining the aesthetic of a natural waterfront within a booming urban setting.