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Feature
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Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
 
Language: English, Spanish, Hindi, Bengali, Mandarin
 
Runtime: 90 mins
 
Rating: PG
 
Local Short: Badal – Director: Hamza Bangash
 
Official Sponsor: Queen's University

 

Each season the KCFF presents a free screening to conclude the festival.  Watermark will be free to the general public - enjoy!  Arrive early to ensure entry.

Having teamed before on the 2006 doc hit MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, filmmaker Jennifer Baichwald and photographer Edward Burtynsky had a high standard to match with this globe-trotting project about humankind’s many uses and abuses of water. Thankfully, WATERMARK – which recently won Best Canadian Feature honours from the Toronto Film Critics Association -- is as visually dazzling and deeply worrying as the team’s earlier triumph. Touching on a wide range of issues that stem from our basic refusal to regard our water supply as precious and finite, the film takes viewers to such sites as a massive dam project in the mountains of China, a city in India where millions take part in a religious ritual in the Ganges, and a pristine watershed in northern B.C. An unusually thoughtful kind of travelogue, WATERMARK succeeds both as a rumination on our varied relationship with H2O and as a warning about the perils we’ll face when we’re down to the last few drops.