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Living In The Hidden Tunnels Of Las Vegas

Beneath the neon shimmer of Las Vegas is a network of flood control tunnels, but rather than lying empty this subterranean labyrinth is home to the destitute of Las Vegas, as many people who can’t afford to live above have taken refuge below.

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Seeker Stories takes a deep look at some of the world’s most unique individuals, places, and cultures. These short documentaries set out to expand our perspective and transform our understanding of the world.

Matthew O’Brien, an expert on the underground flood channels of Las Vegas, makes one of his regular visits to the tunnels with the Seeker team to experience the hardship, lifestyle, and creativity of those who live in them.


While there he introduces us to the people who live down there, some of them on and off for the last 20 years, and hear first hand the hardships they suffer and the stories of why they’ve come to be there.