Every living thing requires water. But do we take it for granted?
Watermark (runtime: 92 mins.) is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The film 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. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it’s gone.
This film is being showcased as part of the Environmental Sustainability track of the 3rd annual Media Rise Festival, with support from the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and Kimberly Williams, and co-organizers Peter O'Brien and Owen Davies.
|6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||Doors open / Welcome|
|6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Film Screening|
- Peter O'Brien
- Owen Davies
Media Rise is a global nonprofit volunteer-driven alliance that connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media. We believe in the power of positive storytelling, media, art and design to make the world a better place.
The weeklong Media Rise Festival in Washington, D.C. includes a pitch night for media innovators, a video challenge connecting filmmakers with local nonprofits, a forum of panel talks, a youth festival for teens and educators, and other community-driven events.
The 2015 festival will explore how media can build trust and empathy through individual voices and community systems.
Our topics this year:
- Race, ethnicity & indigenous issues
- Gender & sexuality
- Governance & accountability
- Environmental sustainability
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Media Rise connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media.
We believe in the power of storytelling, art and design to make the world a better place.
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