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The ghost town of Niagara Falls

The town of Niagara Falls is famous for its breathtaking waterfalls and was built around the tourism and commercial opportunities that the falls offer. During the summer, the falls are the place to be to enjoy both the beautiful natural scenery as well as touristy attractions such as the recreational area on Clifton Hill, or various restaurants and casinos around Main Street.

On the other hand, during the winter, the town loses its numerous tourists and can appear empty and ghostly in some areas. Indeed, the touristy part of town dies during the winter, as well as the local suburbs which are now home to closing stores and ‘For Rent’ signs. It seems that the tourism industry has killed even the slightest potential of a year-round life in the city.

This documentary series aims at highlighting this ghost town and the opposition between an extreme tourism in the summer and an empty city during the winter.

The city seems to have solely been built to welcome tourists, and once all commuters leave, only pastel, peculiar and abandoned looking buildings stand.