Thematic Film Screening - Watermark
Canada / 2013 / Col / 90 mins
In English, Spanish, Hindi, Bengali and Mandarin with English subtitles for non-English dialogues
Dir: Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky
Watermark is a feature documentary film, shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. From massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast to the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad; the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted - until it’s gone.
“Without water we are nothing, the traveller thought. Even an emperor, denied water, would swiftly turn to dust. Water is the real monarch, and we are all its slaves.”