"Water Docs is a documentary film festival about all things water. From March 21-24, 2013 at Jackman Hall in Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario, it’s your chance to see both feature and short films about water, and discuss the films with the director or others. Not only does the festival inform and educate about water and water issues, it provides a forum for discussions as well as a channel for action provided by our guest speakers and featured environmental organizations. So, for the love of water, come join us!" - Water Docs website
Adults: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Students and Seniors: $8 in advance, $13 at the door
Water and Energy matinée @ 4 pm
Seeking The Current (2011 – 86 minutes)
"Nicolas Boisclair and Alexis de Gheldere collaborate with renowned Canadian actor Roy Dupuis for this documentary of passionate environmental advocacy. The film is a convincing critique of Hydro Quebec’s Romaine River initiative–a plan to construct four dams along the 500-kilometre waterway. It’s also a story of devolution from social democratic ideals to greed and environmental destructiveness. Narrated by Dupuis and framed by the filmmakers’ 2008 canoe journey down the river, this movie details the history of Quebec’s energy industry, the likely environmental costs of the new project and, most constructively, the plethora of alternatives to hydroelectricity. Solar energy, biomass, biogas, energy efficiency, wind and geothermal power–all are thoroughly examined in terms of cost, applicability, and efficiency, and the case for them is overwhelmingly persuasive. Here’s a film that goes well beyond critique to a detailed vision of a better future for the land. The evidence is in the scrupulous research, but the power lies in the filmmakers’ journey of dedication, and the beautiful images it produces."
Dolime Dilemma: Water Proof? (2012 – 12 minutes)
"This film brings the global concern for our water supply closer to home – to Guelph, Ontario. Is there adequate security for Guelph’s groundwater supply? Are our fundamental resources really being protected in Ontario?"