The Lost City Diaries

In 1952, Newburgh, NY was named an All-American City by the National Civic League. A cause for celebration at the time would prove an ominous omen for the next half a century. In the 1960's, globalization and outsourcing of manufacturing jobs led the factories and warehouses that drove Newburgh's economy to either scale back operations or close outright. This quickly decimated the city's economy, as the manufacturing workforce fled to find work, and those left were largely unskilled. This, combined with the corrupt decision of a handful of self-serving city officials to destroy the historic riverfront district in favor of building low income housing projects under the banner of "urban renewal," created a perfect storm of disastrous circumstances that would eventually earn Newburgh its most recent nickname, "The Murder Capital of New York". The city now consistently ranks among the poorest and most violent in the entire country. The Lost City Diaries is a chronicle of a forgotten corner of America; an intimate, up close and personal look into a community faced with challenge after challenge, having been dealt blow after blow, coming to grips with the changing times and a new American way of life.

Running Time
1 hours 5 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Mark Gamma
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Lost City Diaries» (22)

Arthur avatar

Way better than I thought it would be based on the previews.

Harry avatar

I really enjoyed this movie from beginning to end.

Denise W. avatar
Denise W.

Such an amazing Documentary movie!

Cheryl avatar

If you are looking for a good movie to watch, I have to say it is well worth the viewing, not too predictable. Sit back and relax, you'll enjoy this gem.

Brenda Gonzales avatar
Brenda Gonzales

Mark Gamma was a director who meticulously thought about the look of every frame of his movies.

Brandon Morris avatar
Brandon Morris

If you love movies with a touch of suspense, this film is the one to see.

Justin avatar

Can't wait to see another one.

Hannah Wells avatar
Hannah Wells

Great story for Documentary lovers which keeps you guessing what is going to happen next.

Brittany F. avatar
Brittany F.

The most amazing, satisfying big Documentary film! In addition to being a visual triumph, the story blossoms in jawdropping ways.

Timothy avatar

A fantastic, excellent and glamorous movie with everything. Super!

Gloria avatar

I'm very pleased with my purchase.