Free screening. Directed by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal, 2013, 90 minutes
Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011. ©Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York.
This second collaboration by renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal explores our relationship with water through diverse stories from around the globe. Stunning visuals drive home the magnitude of our need for this essential element of life, a theme touched on in some works in our exhibition I hope humanity . . .
The film is introduced by David McDonald, who is a Professor in Global Development Studies at Queen’s, cross-appointed with the Department of Geography and the School of Environmental Studies. Water issues figure prominently in his research interests. On the local scene, he organized the Shoreline Shuffle in 2013, in which hundreds of people walked, paddled or cycled along Kingston’s shoreline to raise awareness about the need for better public access and better waterfront planning here.