Autumn 2013 Documentary series
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:00pm
Directed by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal
Screenplay by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal
Starring Edward Burtynsky
Rated NR ·
Fundy Film is delighted to learn that award-winning Canadian filmmaker, Jennifer Baichwal, will be on hand to introduce Watermark and offer a Q & A after, for this her second collaboration with environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky. Fundy Film screened their Manufactured Landscapes in January, 2007.
Following the tremendous success of Manufactured Landscapes, Baichwal (Payback, Act of God) reunited with Burtynsky for this visually arresting and enlightening film documenting our engineered manipulation of water, and the far-reaching repercussions of abusing this valuable resource.
Burtynsky’s breathtaking landscape photography is at the forefront of the film, as Baichwal investigates the role that water plays in cultures and industries in North America, Iceland, Asia and India. From the Ogallala Aquifer’s centre pivot irrigation systems in the US to the chemical water pollution caused by India’s leather-processing industry, Watermark offers a vast exploration of water’s necessity in our global and economic survival while weaving together the various roles it plays in everyday life—and in environmental art.
Transcending the standard notion of what makes an “activist documentary”—as she did with Manufactured Landscapes—Baichwal examines a large portion of these environmental artists and their works which encompass issues of water scarcity, pollution and commoditization. The result is a stunning, hypnotic and informative documentary that serves as both a warning and a challenge to the viewer to take action for the well-being of our planet.
Join Fundy Film for this great opportunity to meet and talk with Jennifer Baichwal.