Watermark by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky delves into the importance of water and how it has shaped humanity. The film reflects on twenty unique stories from ten different countries. All of the anecdotes explain how essential water is to their livelihood.
Water is a crucial part of all cultures. Mankind has had just as much impact on water as water has had on mankind. The integral theme of climate change and how we must rethink the way we use and manipulate water provides a background connection for the individual stories.
Among the countries featured in the documentary are China and the United States – two nations that harvest the power of water through dams. Watermark provides an in depth look at the reliance of the human race on water for food, power, transportation, religious significance, and more.