Washington D.C. Premiere
Directed by: Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
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WATERMARK (Canada, 2013, 92 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere A feature documentary of astonishing beauty and perspective from filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and photographer Edward Burtynsky, who collaborated on the 2006 film, Manufactured Landscapes, Watermark transports us all over the world, revealing the extent to which humanity has shaped water, and how it has shaped us. We see the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world in China, the barren desert delta where the Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water in the mass Hindu pilgrimage called the Kumbh Mela, when 30 million worshippers bathe in the Ganges in a single day. Using incredible imagery, the film transforms water—a resource often taken for granted—into something spectacular and compelling. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. Produced by Nick de Pencier.
Introduced by Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with Philip Brookman, Chief Curator and Head of Research, Corcoran Gallery of Art, follows
Tickets, $10; purchase at watermark.bpt.me.
Carnegie Institution for Science
Elihu Root Auditorium
1530 P St., NW
(Metro: Dupont Circle)