+The Barrie Film Festival presents Reel Stories, a series of real-life films from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Uptown Theatre. WATERMARK is screenign on Friday January 31st, 2014. Edward Burtynsky will be there for a Q+A after the screening. Hope you can join us!
+ Join us for the European Premiere of WATERMARK at the 64th Berlin International FilmFestival - February 6 to 16th, 2014! Schedule to follow at the end of January 2014. Check out the official website for details.
+ WATERMARK CUBED at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Footage from the film Watermark was projected on a Cube to tens of thousands of enthralled viewers at Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Installation by Brian Moore of The Mustard Shop:http://bit.ly/GBDY1c
“Following their triumph with ‘Manufactured Landscapes’, photographer
Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite for a feature
documentary exploring the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated
and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.”
What is debt? In this cinematic philosophical inquiry inspired by Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, several disparate notions of payback are explored and interwoven, from the “ecological debt” human beings owe to the planet to the “psychic debt” inherent in notions of revenge. Those expecting a straightforward documentary, with facts and figures, about economic debt crises or the inequities of the IMF should look elsewhere. Payback is a meditative, thoughtful exercise that’s far subtler. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, known for her stunning 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes, which examined environmental catastrophe through the work of artist Edward Burtynsky, Payback is similarly sophisticated, both visually and intellectually, taking on global issues through an artful lens. – Screen International
+Fort Albany and the Great Moon Gathering
Jennifer and Nick went up to Fort Albany with Joseph and Amanda Boyden, The Tragically Hip and Mark Mattson, the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, to attend the Great Moon Gathering and film the band playing a concert in the high school auditorium. Read article by Joseph Boyden.
+Waterkeeper Event Jennifer and Nick were proud to be part of the inaugural Waterkeeper Gala, an art auction that raised over 290,000 towards Lake Ontario Waterkeeper's crucial work. www.waterkeeper.ca.
+WATER – A DOCUMENTARY Nick and Jennifer are collaborating with Edward Burtynsky on a feature documentary about water along with old friend and producing partner Daniel Iron. The film will explore water on a global scale, focusing in particular on how humans have transformed this vital force into a resource, and the repercussions of our actions. From massive dams to crop irrigation, from aquaculture to aqueducts, from drought to floods, the film will create a space for us to think about water in political, cultural and ecological connections. They have already filmed in Texas, California, Mexico, Denver and Copenhagen and will be travelling to China in April.