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Joseph Hillel's new documentary explores how four trailblazing architects – all female – have helped transform the city of today and tomorrow.

Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Denise Scott Brown - four trailblazers who became accustomed to being the only woman in the room. Each has an extensive list of accomplishments in architecture, planning and landscape architecture dating back 60+ years and has taught, mentored and inspired generations of professionals. Since the 1950's, they have worked for and collaborated with some of the leading figures in architecture, from Le Corbusier to Louis Kahn and Mies van der Rohe, while finding their own voices in the male-dominated world of architecture. How have they envisioned our cities?

Through original interviews, archival material and stunning cinematography, filmmaker Joseph Hillel uncovers how each of these independent thinkers has been working, observing and thinking about the transformations shaping the city of today and tomorrow. As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the insights of these forward-looking women who have built social and environmental values into their work seem more relevant now than ever.

81 minutes, color, 2018

"Beautifully shot...invaluable." - The Globe and Mail

"An inspiring film...a love-letter to the field of architecture itself." - In The Seats

"City Dreamers should be required viewing for anyone interested in city planning, urban development, or understanding why preserving neighborhoods is so important. It’s a pleasure to spend time with the women and learn from their experiences." - The Gate