Previously at the ICA - Films

Watermark

5 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

'Primal and striking'. New York Times
‘A visual triumph... transfixing’. Canadian National Post

Co-director Q&A - Sat 6 Sep, 8pm
We're pleased to be joined by Watermark co-director and cinematographer Edward Burtynsky for a Q&A after the screening.

A film by multiple award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, 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.

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. This is balanced by forays into the particular: a haunting memory of a stolen river, a mysterious figure roaming ancient rice terraces, the crucial data hidden in a million year old piece of ice, a pilgrim’s private ritual among thousands of others at the water’s edge. 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.

Watermark, dirs Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky, Canada 2013, 92 min

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