Canada, 2013, 92 min
Directed by
Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
humanity / water

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2014 – Best Canadian Feature Award

DCEnvironmental Film Festival, Washington, USA, 2014 

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2014 

Berlinale Film Festival, Germany, 2014 - European Premiere

WATERMARK is a fascinating documentary about how water shapes humanity… The explicit theme is the interdependance man-water.

The film’s directors are the multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, making their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapesin 2006. Watermark is the third part of Burtynsky’s Water project which includes a book and major photographic exhibition.

Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element and the scale of its reach, as well as the magnitude of our need and use.

In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted – until it’s gone.