What if your hometown ceased to exist?

The National Film board of Canada has put together this mesmerizing, sometimes heartbreaking yet celebratory memorial to a mining town in Canada that was once a vibrant community and now no longer exists:

Most industry towns, after losing their purpose, attempt resurrections, reinventions, or just slowly wither away.

In Pine Point, they decided to erase the town from the face of the earth.

It’s so worth the process of clicking through and watching/absorbing the whole thing. I feel somewhat changed after learning about this place.

(via Kottke)