Sponsored by: Structures North Consulting & Kensington-Stobart Gallery
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky
WATERMARK brings together diverse stories from around the globe that show 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 witness how humans are drawn to water, from the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. We speak with scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, and explore the sublime pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia.
Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, WATERMARK shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. WATERMARK immerses audiences in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it’s gone.