What exists after what we once knew is no more?

National Film Board Canada contributors Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons (formerly part of AdBusters) have created this fascinating video of Pine Point, a mining town in the far north of Canada which as Budget Travel describes “no longer exists.  After the mines there shut down in 1987, the Canadian government shut the town down, too. Less than a year later, it was wiped clean off the map, and its residents relocated.”

Shoebridge and Simons captured the haunting quality of a place which no longer exists, yet does.  I couldn’t help but think of much of Detroit, Gary IN, and other cities and towns throughout the Midwest.  What once was there is gone.  But what remains?  And does that give clues as to what can yet come?

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