Watermark (film)

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Directed byJennifer Baichwal
Edward Burtynsky
Produced byNicholas de Pencier
Written byJennifer Baichwal
Music byMartin Tielli
Roland Schlimme
CinematographyNicholas de Pencier
Edited byRoland Schlimme
Sixth Wave Productions
Distributed byMongrel Media
Release date
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06) (TIFF)
Running time
90 minutes
Box office$84,464[2]

Watermark is a 2013 Canadian documentary film by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky. It concerns the history and use of water. Burtynsky was previously the subject of Baichwal's 2006 documentary, Manufactured Landscapes. The film features water use practices around the world, including multiple scenes in China and the United States, as well as segments shot in eight other countries. In China, the film chronicles the building of the Xiluodu Dam and flooding of its reservoir.[3]

The film was recorded in various international locations using ultra high definition equipment, including a prototype RED Epic that was hand assembled.[4][5]

The film won the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award at the 2013 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, over The Dirties and Gabrielle[6] and was named Best Feature Length Documentary at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ "Watermark". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=watermark.htm
  3. ^ http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150602/PC2106/150609822/
  4. ^ "Talented veterans, emerging directors make TIFF's Canadian lineup". CBC News. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  5. ^ http://povmagazine.com/articles/view/water-projects-interview-with-jennifer-baichwal-and-nick-de-pencier
  6. ^ "Critics name Baichwal documentary 'Watermark' best Canadian film". CTV News, 7 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards: Orphan Black, Less Than Kind, Enemy nominated". CBC News, 13 January 2014.
  8. ^ "2014 Canadian Screen Awards Gala Winners Announced" Canadian Film Centre. Accessed 17 September 2016
  9. ^ "Academy announces 2014 Canadian Screen Awards Winners during Live CBC Broadcast Gala" Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Accessed 17 September 2016

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