Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky team to co-direct WATERMARK, an environmentally conscious documentary that examines the relationship between mankind and water. The filmmakers travel to various locations around the world -- from deserts, to tanneries, to one of the biggest dams in the world -- to showcase how the liquid shapes people's lives, as well as how humanity affects this precious resource.
"Burtynskys five-year undertaking is certainly the most encompassing survey any one artist has ever dedicated to the subject..." - 04/03/2014 Variety
"From the denatured Colorado River delta to abalone fisheries along Chinas Fujian coast, the filmmakers find a species in thrall to H2O and largely heedless of the consequences of its unnatural manipulation." - 04/04/2014 New York Times
"Here's a case of images in the service of important ideas, rather than entertainment, yet they could hardly be more powerful, from roaring torrents released by a dam in China to a lyrical helicopter shot of a glistening river in British Columbia." - 04/17/2014 Wall Street Journal
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sumptuous, visually striking travelogue detailing the human-aquatic impact on the global landscape." - 08/22/2014 Empire