Watermark. 2013. Canada. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. 92 min.
With this striking follow-up to Manufactured Landscapes, Jennifer Baichwal’s acclaimed 2006 adaptation of Edward Burtynsky’s photographic portrayal of human impact on the planet, Baichwal and Burtynsky reunite for a cinematic tour de force about water and how it shapes civilizations. Winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Feature Documentary, Watermark is a visually breathtaking testament to the complexity of our relationship to nature. Presented under the aegis of the 2017 Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Conference, “Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery,” and in association with Oakland University's Cinema Studies program, the Friday screening will be introduced by Oakland University Associate Professor of Art History Claude Baillargeon and will feature a Skype Q&A session with the film’s image researcher Jim Panou and China crew producer Noah Weinzweig. Free admission.