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Xiludo Dam at night, 2013

Suitable for all ages

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival Inc)

Xiluodu Dam at Night (excerpt from Watermark)

Jennifer Baichwal - Toronto, Canada
Edward Burtynsky - Toronto, Canada
Nicholas de Pencier - Toronto, Canada

Film Installation

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. Shot in 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted- until it is gone.

The Xiluodu Dam is a double-curvature dam on the Jinsha River in Yunnan Province, China. The dam's construction has been controversial because of population displacement and loss of crucial species habitat.

Co-directed by multiple award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. Produced by Nicholas de Pencier.


Continuous loop.


TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Stret West (This project will play projected onto the atrium wall, viewable from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.), 1-888-599-8433

This project is indoors.