A Short History of the Highrise, Part One: Mud

A Short History of the Highrise, Part One: Mud

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In the first installment, "Mud" traces the historical roots of the residential highrise, from the biblical Tower of Babel to the tenement buildings of New York. The film is narrated by singer-songwriter Feist, and is directed by Katerina Cizek in collaboration with the New York Times.

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  • narrator
  • director
    Katerina Cizek
  • writer
    Katerina Cizek
  • editor
    Katerina Cizek
  • producer
    Gerry Flahive
  • series researcher
    Lindsay Crouse
  • animation
    Matt Brushett
  • illustrations
    Felix Wittholz
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
    Jason Spingarn-Koff
  • sound editor
    Janine White
  • visual researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
    Jivan Nagra
  • voice recording engineer
    Steve Blair
  • sound mixing
    Ian Rodness
  • advisor
    Deborah Cowen
    Miles Glendinning
    Robin LeBaron
    Graeme Stewart

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