Miami: Reflections on the River Premieres Thursday, October 18 at 10:00pm
"Miami drinks deeply from its bounty
and has grown along its shores."
on the River is an original WPBT
half-hour documentary that explores the Miami
River as Miami’s
benefactor and historian. Through high definition
and archival footage and photos and interviews with the “old
the program traces the history of the river –
from its mouth at Biscayne Bay upstream to its origins in the Everglades.
The story is told by long-time residents along the river, along with
archaeologists and historians. In a lyrical narrative,
the film shares
impressions of the past to uncover imprints remaining today.
Go beyond the program with special video reports from University
of Miami School of Communication graduate students.
Download photos and video from Florida International University,
the Miami River Commission and Channel 2.