A film about our changing urban environment and four trailblazing women architects who have been working, observing and thinking about the transformations shaping the cities of today and tomorrow for over 70 years. Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, and Denise Scott Brown have worked with some of the greatest architects of our time, including the likes of Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, and Robert Venturi. In the course of their inspiring careers, these women have left an indelible mark on several cities across North America and Europe. They are for the most part still active, hold the titles of architect, urban planner, landscape architect, curator, educator and/or activist and have amassed a long list of illustrious accomplishments, are united by the “dream” of a fundamentally human and inclusive city.

Joseph Hillel now lives in Montreal. He wrote, produced and co-directed his rst documentary, Regular or Super, Views on Mies van der Rohe, in 2004. This lm on the famous architect won the Award for Best Canadian Film at the 22nd FIFA, Best Photography Prize at the Roma Art Doc Fest, and Special Mention at the Docùpolis International Documentary Festival in Barcelona. In 2009, his second documentary on photography, Karsh Is History, once again received the Award for Best Canadian Film at the 27th FIFA. His previous lm on Haitian culture, Ayiti Toma, was released in Quebec in the spring of 2014 and has toured international festivals in such cities as Hamburg, Trieste, Boston, Paris, Guadalajara, New York and Montreal. Formerly the head of the production house Qu4tre par Quatre Films, he has also produced various short and feature-length lms, including La moitié gauche du frigo (The Left Half Side of the Fridge) by Philippe Falardeau, Un crabe dans la tête (Soft Shell Man) by André Turpin, and the documentary Beckett’s Prisoners by Michka Saäl.

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