Source:archdaily written by Christele Harrouk
City Dreamers is a documentary by filmmaker Joseph Hillel that underlines the ever-changing city of tomorrow and the life and work of 4 women architects who reconsidered the urban environment. Phyllis Lambert, Denise Scott Brown, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Blanche Lemco van Ginkel are inspiring pioneers that observed and shaped the city of today and tomorrow.
Debuting last week at the Cairo International Film Festival for its MENA Premiere, City Dreamers is an 80 minutes Canadian documentary that was first released in 2018. The film tackles the course of the inspiring careers of Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown, architects, planners, educators and activists that have worked with some of the greatest architects of our time, like Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. Leaving marks on several cities across North America and Europe, these women who are still active, and have more than 70 years of experience each, are united by a similar vision and dream of “a fundamentally human and inclusive city”.
Not his first venture in the world of architecture, filmmaker Joseph Hillel wrote, produced and co-directed his first documentary, Regular or Super, Views on Mies van der Rohe, in 2004. This award-winning film was highly recognized around the world. Read on to discover the director’s statement for his latest documentary City Dreamers.