Lost Places

A 4x 52’/43′ documentary series
by Yousif Al-Chalabi & Florian Dedio

Built from steel, carved out of mountains, poured in concrete. Humanity has left its mark even in the most remote reaches of our planet. These are monuments of history, of industry, of humanity’s hubris. What was once built at staggering cost now stands as a relic of its time: orphaned, abandoned, forgotten.
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But these places are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, parts of a greater story, which we will bring back to life through the stories of the people who once lived and thrived at these places.

Over four episodes, Lost Places explores twelve such relics. Each episode follows a theme, which connects the three abandoned sites explored within.

At each site, we meet the people who built it, who worked and lived here. They tell us what these places were once like, while we explore them as they are today – and thus almost make them come alive again.

To tie these abandoned places into greater history, and to better understand how they worked, we connect these stories with archive footage and animation.

A Documentary Series By Yousif Al-Chalabi & Florian Dedio
Cinematography: Yousif Al-Chalabi; Edited By Daniel Paul Bier & Julius Eisel
Sound: Alexey Federov; Design/Animation: julia Goschke; Composer: Lars Löhn
Line Producer: Stefanie Gimpel; Production Manager: Ron Glavas;
Head Researcher: Michaela McMahon; Produced By: Stefan Bomhof & Nadine Mayer;
Commissioning Editors: Christian Deick, Susanne Krause-Klinck, Anette Harlfinger, Lisa Borgemeister
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