This German documentary celebrates Vancouver through an alt lens (VIDEO)

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Vancouver consistently ranks high on global travel lists. We’ve got lots to brag about, too: Our diverse population, beautiful landscape, outdoorsy lifestyle, killer food scene, that whole “Greenest City” thing.

Now a new German-made documentary airing abroad (but viewable to us here) by the platform Arte takes a 44-minute deep dive into what makes Vancouver so dang loveable.

Kicking off with a long segment dedicated to the Aquabus service, and including interviews with artists, chefs, teachers, locals, and more, the documentary goes into territory often not explored by outside chroniclers of the “The City by the Sea.”

This diverse cast of Vancouverites includes Parkour athletes, a woodworker, an aerialist, a neon sign maker, and a truck driver–who says Vancouver drivers are the best.

It’s the video equivalent of a long-read, but it’s beautifully shot and not your typical “tourism” video about Vancouver.

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city’s top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay’s first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com