Project: Ice

PROJECT: ICE – Official Trailer from PROJECT: ICE on Vimeo.

Nearly half of the Canada-US border is water. On March 17 join the Embassy of Canada for a film screening and art gallery exhibit that explores two of our shared waterways, the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway.

Formed by ice, filled by ice, often covered by ice, the Great Lakes encapsulate human exploration, migration, development and where weв’re headed. Project: IceВ views North Americaв’s fresh water inland ocean through the prism of ice, from the crossroads of history, science and climate change.В North Americaв’s five Great Lakes contain a staggering twenty percent of all the fresh water on the planet. Lake Superior by itself holds ten percent of Earthв’s fresh water.В Our 4K digital cinema cameras explore this shared Canadian-American resource that holds a timely and telling story of geology, human movement, population growth, industrialization, cultural development, recreation and the profound impact people have had on the very environment they cherish and depend upon.В Ice sits at the heart of it all.В Directed by William Kleinert. Produced by William Kleinert, Leslie Johnson and Kevin Kusina.

Alongside the screening of Project: Ice, the Embassy of Canada is pleased to announce that it will host “SEEWAY”, an exhibit from celebrated contemporary Canadian artist, Wanda Koop. In 2010, Koop joined the crew of the Canadian Steamship Line ocean freighter, Birchglen, as it travelled down the St. Lawrence Seaway. This journey resulted in Koop capturing the three-dimensional world of the Seaway and transcribing it into luminous collection of photos and painted works. The Embassy will host 16 pieces from the “SEEWAY” exhibit until September 2015.

Screening 1:

Tuesday, March 17, 5:30 p.m.

Welcome by Sheila Riordon, Minister, Political at the Embassy. Introduced by Flo Stone, Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nationв’s Capital. Discussion with filmmaker William Kleinert, Marie Colton, former Director of NOAAв’s Office of Atmospheric Researchв’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), andВ Dr. Aaron Fisk, Canada Research Chair, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, follows screening.

FREE. This screening is fully booked. Full names are required for all attendees and valid government-issued photo ID must be shown. Embassy theater space is strictly limited. Seating will begin 15 minutes before screening.

Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Metro: Archives- Navy Memorial, Judiciary Square)

New bonusВ screening:

Wednesday, March 18, 5:30 p.m.

FREE. Reservations required.В This screening is fully booked.В Full names are required for all attendees and valid government-issued photo ID must be shown. Embassy theater space is strictly limited. Seating will begin 15 minutes before screening.

Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Metro: Archives- Navy Memorial, Judiciary Square)

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