• Water Docs March 22-26 - New location slide
  • March 21 slide - Afer the Last River
  • Fractured Land slide
  • Angel Azul & Liquid Borders screening
  • On a River in Ireland screening
  • PUMPED DRY & When the Well Runs Dry scre
  • Short program screening
  • The Water Front & TROUBLED WATER evening screening
  • Screening of Award Winners
  • Daughter of the Lake screening

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Water Docs Festival

Water Docs Film Festival is over for this year. The last day featured the prize winners and Closing Night with Daughters of the Lake from Peru. The stunning exhibits had quite an impact; we hope you got to see them!

Our new home: Water Docs has moved! We’ll be at the Daniels Spectrum Ada Slaight Hall at 585 Dundas Street East.

This exciting change lets us expand our hallway offerings, with more space for exhibits, installations, and partner NGO efforts.Daniels Spectrum from the street at duskAlthough we were happy with the Art Gallery of Ontario cinema, we now have more space for interesting options. This new award-winning venue was an amazing home for the festival.

 

Film Lineup

Click for the schedule of fascinating films and exhibits, March 22-26. Buy Tickets

Flint Water Emergency Do you wonder about the Flint water crisis? Saturday, March 26th at 3 high school students explained the situation in person and for their school TV in Undrinkable: The Flint Water Emergency. Norman Wilner comments in this week's NOW that it provides "an angle on the Flint crisis you won’t see anywhere else, with footage that hasn’t been polished by slicker media organs."

Closing Night featured Daughter of the Lake At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother.

[ Watch the trailer ]Daughter of the Lake link to trailer


 

Exhibits & More

Liquid Mountains – Photos by Dave Sandford, first exhibit of his stunning internationally acclaimed Lake Erie photographs.

The Water Shed – an engaging art installation by Montreal’s ThéâtrePorte Parole

Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, speaking Monday

Common Thread Choir singing water songs on Thursday

Regent Park Family Day on Friday, with events for kids of all ages from 1 to 5:30

Nepalese filmmaker Govinda Nepal also on Friday

A different environmental organization every evening

Films about 8th grade action projects done with Water Docs @ School every evening. Click to hear two teachers talk about their experience with it.
Teachers talk about their experience

Find out more about the program.

 

Why water?

Ecologos grew out of the dilemma that we face the challenge of the live-ability of our planet – yet few of us do much about it. What is this disconnect between knowing and taking action? Many say the underlying issue is spirit – the capacity available to each of us to face and respond to reality.

Every culture’s literature consistently links water with spirit. Ancient Chinese scholar Kuan Tzu advised that “The Sage who would change the world starts with water”, inspiring our mission today: To evoke a spirit of reverence for water. To inform about threats that imperil water. To inspire citizen action to protect water. Water ripples deeply in each of us. To stir that rippling is to awaken action.

Our 2 main strategies: documentary films, our time’s storytelling with the proven capacity to move people deeply; and our experiential learning methods to help people re-live their own most powerful experiences of water.

In many parts of Ontario, we offer 3 compelling programs: 1) the popular Water Docs Film Festival around World Water Day every March in Toronto; Water Docs Where-You-Live, taking superb water-themed films into towns and neighbourhoods; and Water Docs @ School Action Projects and Filmmaking for Students, educating large numbers of Water Keepers for Life.