Watermark

dir. Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Watermark

dir. Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Watermark

dir. Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Watermark

dir. Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

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Following their acclaimed collaboration Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.

Following their triumphant collaboration on Manufactured Landscapes, award-winning documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and acclaimed envi-ronmental photographer Edward Burtynsky reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and com-promised resources: water. Transporting us all over the world — from the man-made All-American Canal on the Colorado River to the sacred waters of the Allahabad in India to the immense Xiluodu Dam in China — Watermark explores the massive impact that human intervention has had on the world's water supply with images of astonishing (and somtimes terrifying) beauty. Poetic, thought-provoking and visually stunning, Watermark is a timely and urgent reflection on this most precious resource.

Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo

Canada's Top Ten Panelist rationale

Visually astounding and thoroughly mesmerizing, Watermark's quiet power lies in the contemplation it provokes in the viewer. The varied places and stories explored all demand that we consider, and reconsider, our complex relationship with water. — Alison Zimmer