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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Film Screening "Watermark" by Edward Burtynsky

Saturday, October 18 - 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Screening Room (limited 35)

"Without water we are nothing, the traveller thought. Even an emperor, denied water, would swiftly turn to dust. Water is the real monarch, and we are all its slaves." - Salman Rushdie WATERMARK is a feature documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We see massive floating abalone farms off China's Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka.

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