Discover Tuesday: Watermark
This week’s Discover Tuesday film is an utterly stunning portrait of water’s incredible power and its ability to transform the world we live in.
6 October 2014
Created by multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, Watermark shows water as a terraforming element which is literally shaping the world around us on a daily basis.
It's filled with spectacular aerial shots of areas including China's Fujian coast, the barren desert of the Colorado River basin, and the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time.
Shot in 5K resolution, The Guardian writes that ‘its best sequences rehydrate the mind’ with Little White Lies saying ‘Stand out scenes would work as well as stills in a photography book.'
Rather than attempting to hammer home a pro-environment message, the film lets the beauty and power of nature speak for itself. With increasingly grand engineering projects now being constructed such as the Xiluodu Dam, six times the size of the Hoover, we must ensure that we protect the environment to maintain the beautiful locations shown in Watermark.
The films director explained to The Creators Project how important their use of 5K cameras, quadcopters and other new technology was to the success of the film, ‘this film is about allowing you to experience these places. If it opens up your consciousness to make you think about something you take for granted—turning on a tap, having a drink of water, jumping in a lake, having a shower—all these things that we do without thinking about it. If it changes your perspective on that a little bit, then it's done something; it's meaningful.’
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Watermark is showing for one night only on Tuesday 7 October at 6pm. Tickets are available now from the Box Office, online and by phone on 0871 902 5737.