Much of L.A.'s past is lost to history, but it can be rediscovered in the region's archives. A co-production of KCETLink and the USC Libraries, in collaboration with L.A. as Subject, Lost LA brings Southern California history to life by marrying archival materials with innovative forms of documentary storytelling.
Hosted by Los Angeles historian Nathan Masters, this release showcases nine emerging filmmakers. From rotoscoping to cinema verité, the range of their techniques mirrors the diversity of their backgrounds. But a common thread ties them together — each brings the primary sources of L.A. history to the screen in surprising new ways.