The Riachuelo in Buenos Aires is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. There are two ways for pedestrians to cross at its mouth: the footbridge on the highway (reached by escalator through air-conditioned community building), and the row-boat ferry beneath it. The footbridge is free, while the ferry costs one and a half pesos. Why, then, is the ferry so popular?
“I would like to suggest that film space can offer an implicit critique of actual space, so that looking at and researching films can constitute a kind of architectural criticism. I would also suggest that one can make films […] that set out to criticise architectural space rather than simply depict it […].”
– Patrick Keiller, The View From The Train (London: Verso, 2013), p. 148