A Short History of the Highrise

(A Short History of the Highrise)
Canada / USA, 2013, 20 min.
Directed by
Katerina Cizek

World Press Photo Award for Interactive Documentary 2014


An Emmy-winning, multi-year, many-media, collaborative documentary experiment at the National Film Board of Canada, that explores vertical living around the world.

A Short History of the Highrise, which resulted in three short documentaries about life in highrise buildings, explores the 2,500-year global history of vertical living and issues of social equality in an increasingly urbanized world.