Watermark (2013) © Sixth Wave Productions
Watermark (2013) © Sixth Wave Productions
Watermark (2013) © Sixth Wave Productions

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Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky | Canada | 2013 | G

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Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky zoom out to deliver a contextual understanding of manmade interventions on the world's waterways.

As in 'Manufactured Landscapes', the long shots of natural and man-made environments have a patterned, abstract beauty that often chafes against the ugly truth on the ground.

J.R. Jones (Chicago Reader)

Journeying across the globe, filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky pay witness to spiritual gatherings on the mighty Ganges, the untouched majesty of Northern British Columbia, and the incomprehensible industrial might of the Xiluodu Dam in China. The focus is water, but more specifically, the huge impact humans have made on the natural world.

Curator's Note

A follow-up to Jennifer Baichwal's Manufactured Landscapes, 2013's Watermark sees the subject of her earlier film, photographer Edward Burtynsky, working on a new book 'Water'. For this film, his unique perspective sees him promoted to co-director.

The pair's mind-bending documentary zooms out to take a macro view of the world, the major infrastructure projects that are reshaping it, and the footprint humans are leaving on the world's great waterways. Almost free of narration, the film delivers a clear message with imagery alone.

Watermark premiered at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Madman Entertainment
Courtesy: Madman Entertainment
Runtime: 92 mins

Event duration

92 mins




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