In recognition of UN World Water Day next week, the Green Film Series brings the award-winning film, Watermark to the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse on Monday, March 17 at 7:30 pm. Watermark is a feature documentary film that 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.
We see massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka.We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and roam the sublime pristine watersheds of Northern British Columbia.
Voted Best Canadian Film, 2013, by the Toronto Film Critics Association, shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element and the scale of its reach, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, and is the third part of Burtynsky’s Water project. Three years in the making, it was filmed and produced by Nicholas de Pencier.
In Watermark, 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.
Information and a discussion of local water issues such as logging in the watersheds and the new SCCF watershed assessment report, the Gibsons aquifer and the proposed Howe Sound LNG plant will follow the screening.
The Green Film Series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues and is produced by Rhizome Up! Media. The screening events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action.
Doors open at 7 pm with the film starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 or $8 for SC Film Society members. For more info or to reserve seats see Tickets/Admission.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, or online:
The Gibsons Heritage Playhouse is located at 662 North Road in Gibsons, BC.