Celebrating our connection to water through art, this collection of films highlights how art can be created and used to bring awareness and action to water and climate change issues.
Wakefield Doc Fest
The Wakefield Doc Fest screens a curated selection of top quality, current, award-winning, feature-length documentary films from Canada & around the world at its annual festival which runs over four weekends in February.
PRECIOUS BALANCE WALK is a film with 6 Nordic performance artists invited to perform in and with water. Filmed and performed in the waters of The Sound Örsund, the Ribersborg Beach, Malmö, southern Sweden, August 2019.
ONE DAY WE WILL DANCE WITH YOU tells the story of two women creating a dance to celebrate water. They imagine dance moves, and argue about science and whether a celebration can still be sad. As the community around them comes together to dance, they begin to imagine a future where the Water Molecule Dance and the celebration of water becomes a part of all our lives.
As his idyllic homeland turns into an imagined paradise for outsiders, Balinese artist Made Bayak reveals the other side. Using plastic as a medium, Made's creative language and education activism bring us on a ride from holy peaks, sacred waters and his religious family life, all the way to the luxurious resort zones, questioning the state of Balinese culture in Bali’s mass tourism development.
KOA TALKING TO ME by the National Park Service, follows a Hawaiian man's love for one of the rarest and most threatened trees in the world. Junior's connection with koa trees on his native island compels him to conserve and honour the spirt of fallen trees that would normally be wasted. His way of using the trees connects him to one of the oldest Hawaiian traditions.
IMMERSION is an exploration of the human mind's ability to overcome adversity and find a balance in a seemingly inhospitable environment.
A group of dedicated woman swim in these waters all year round. They believe that cold sea swimming is physically and mentally transformative... a spiritual connection between humans and the natural environment.
DEEP FEARS is an animated short film about a sea otter who is afraid of the ocean. He is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea. He is met by two other animals, a crab and a seal, who react differently to the sea otter's unusual predicament.
In Chile, the social and environmental catastrophes are huge: water is being stolen by the lack of law enforcement, the amount of waste increases on a daily basis, and the so-called “sacrifice areas” for industrial purposes are destroying ecosystems. And, as always, poor people, and women are the first victims
this film is focused in the new national and global water reality, shown through the three cases of greatest conflict of freshwater in Chile: shortage of water, pollution by industrial chemicals, and contamination by massive waste of garbage.
The work takes an example of each conflict within the territory of the Valparaiso region: Petorca (shortages), Quinteros / Puchuncaví (pollution by industry) and Valparaíso (pollution by massive waste of garbage) where women live daily the water conflict.
Water in the mountains, which gushes from the wellhead, becomes a stream, quenches the thirst of plants and animals. A fundamental element of life, its source and nourishment, but also - its antithesis - destruction. A constant sound which becomes jagged, harsh one moment and conciliatory the next, just like its pronunciation in various languages, open or hard.
THE LOST SEAHORSE is a stop-motion short film about one small creature struggling to fit in. But it is set in front of a much larger backdrop of ecological change. This film will take audiences on a journey through a striking underwater world, and along the way, remind them of the importance of our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.
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