• Postcard from the Sacramento Delta
Roxie TheaterSun, Jun 1, 2014 7:45 PM Not Available
Film Info
Film Type:Feature

Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky | Canada | 2013 | 92 min
English, Mandarin, Bengali, Hindi, and Spanish with subtitles.

Watermark reunites award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky (Manufactured Landscapes) as they weave together diverse global stories that show our relationship with water. Their message resonates with California's current water shortages, as it shows our dependence on and fight to control water. 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. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, these images come together with a soundtrack that is both beautiful and haunting. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we often take for granted - until it's gone.


PLUS: Panel Discussion - Water in the West
What is the future of water in California? As we face the worst drought in decades, how do we balance the lack of water with pressure from agriculture, fracking and a growing population. Take part in a lively conversation with leading local experts to determine a more sustainable future, for one of our most precious resources. Panelists include: Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal; Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director, Food & Water Watch; Jennifer Clary, Program Associate, Clean Water Action; additional guests may be announced.

You might also like to see DamNation (May 30) or Lost Rivers (June 4)

Sponsored by:

Earth Island Journal

Co-presented by: Save the Bay
Included Shorts
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Additional Information
Jennifer Baichwal has been directing and producing documentaries for 20 years. Her first feature documentary, Let it Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowes, won a 1999 International Emmy for Best Arts Documentary. Other award winning documentaries include The True Meaning of Pictures and Manufactured Landscapes.

Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. Mr. Burtynsky’s distinctions include the TED Prize, The Outreach award at the Rencontres d’Arles, The Flying Elephant Fellowship, Applied Arts Magazine book award(s), and the Roloff Beny Book award.