This Thursday: WATERLIFE, on Thursday, Oct 20, 6:30pm at the United Way, Evjue Boardroom (third floor, 2059 Atwood Ave).
Come join us this Thursday… All are welcome. We’ll have popcorn and sparking water; bring a snack to share, if you wish. After the film, interested parties will repair to The Glass Nickel to discuss the movie.
â€œWaterlifeâ€ follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.
The source of drinking water, fish and emotional sustenance for 35 million people, the Great Lakes are under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species, dropping water levels and profound apathy. Some scientists believe the lakes are on the verge of ecological collapse.
Filled with fascinating characters and stunning imagery, â€œWaterlifeâ€ is an epic cinematic poem about the beauty of water and the dangers of taking it for granted.
The film is narrated by The Tragically Hips Gord Downie and features music by Sam Roberts, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Robbie Robertson and Brian Eno.