Co-presented by the UA Institute of the Environment and the Water Resources Research Center
Featuring a post-film panel discussion with local environmental experts!
Chris Scott, University of Arizona, Associate Research Professor of Water Resources Policy.
Francisco Zamora Arroyo, Sonoran Institute.
Lucero Radonic , University of Arizona, PhD Student, School of Anthropology
Moderator: Jean McLain, University of Arizona, Associate Director, Water Resources Research Center.
“A visual triumph.” – Adam McDowell, National Post
“An artful inquiry into Earth’s most valuable resource.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star
“Watermark succeeds both as rumination on our varied relationship with H2O and as a warning about the perils we'll face when we're down to the last few drops.” – Jason Anderson, Grid
Watermark is a visually striking new documentary that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about 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. Following their triumphant collaboration on Manufactured Landscapes, award-winning documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and acclaimed environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated, and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources. Transporting us all over the world - from the man-made All-American Canal on the Colorado River to the sacred waters of the Allahabad in India to the immense Xiluodu Dam in China - Watermark explores the massive impact that human intervention has had on the world’s water supply with images of astonishing (and sometimes terrifying) beauty. Poetic, thought-provoking, and visually stunning, Watermark is a timely and urgent reflection on one of the world’s most precious and essential resources. (Dir. by Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynksy, 2013, Canada, 92 mins., Rated PG, EOne Film) Digital
Chris Scott , University of Arizona, Associate Research Professor of Water Resources Policy,
Associate Professor, The School of Geography and Development & The School of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Francisco Zamora Arroyo, Sonoran Institute, Director, Colorado River Delta Legacy Program.
Lucero Radonic , University of Arizona, PhD Student, School of Anthropology, researching the impact that long-term drought and accelerated urban growth have on urban livelihoods and water accessibility.
Moderator: Jean McLain , University of Arizona, Associate Director, Water Resources Research Center.