Runtime: 01:34:52
Available: Nov 09, 2021 05:01
Until: Dec 01, 2021 04:59

Looking at the local impacts of the increasingly dire global water crisis, this series of films is proudly presented in partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the Calgary Justice Film Festival, and the Kington Canadian Film Festival.

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Calgary Justice Film Festival
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At the Calgary Justice Film Festival, we present some of the world’s best documentaries on the issues that are important to us as individuals, Canadians, global citizens, and humans. We’ve brought influential and timely documentaries from international filmmakers to more than 30,000 people in the Calgary area and across Canada, and thanks to our sponsors, we’ve done it free of charge.

imagineNATIVE
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The organization is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio, and digital media.

Kingston Canadian Film Festival
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As a charitable cultural organization, our mission is to provide access to Canadian film in a dynamic festival setting. KCFF presents screenings, events and activities that provide a fresh experience of Canadian film that, in turn, creates an audience that supports and encourages the ongoing development and appreciation of our national cinema and its creators.

The following shows in this screening block have geographic viewing restrictions and may not be available in your area: Urban Eclipse: Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii (Shoal Lake #40 First Nation)

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From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

00:14:22

In the semi-arid village of Malolo in Singida, Tanzania, Adija and her surrounding community rely on one water source, a single hole in the ground no larger than the size of an average puddle. From the Ground Up takes a look into Adija’s daily routine and provides a powerful understanding of the localized impact of the increasingly dire global water crisis.

KEHI CHAINA (There Is Nothing)

KEHI CHAINA (There Is Nothing)

00:03:20

Like many that live in inaccessible terrain, Rama Bahadur Sunar lacks water for his basic needs. KEHI CHAINA depicts the lament as well as the fortitude of this 76-year-old man who trudges up and down hilly trails to fetch water from the nearest source. Each walk of one hour, with containers of water in a doko strapped to his forehead, will last him only two days.

Urban Eclipse: Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii (Shoal Lake #40 First Nation)

Urban Eclipse: Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii (Shoal Lake #40 First Nation)

01:17:10

Winnipeg Manitoba plays itself in this documentary. Deeply entrenched in the landscape are the growing pains from an aqueduct built in the early 1900’s to feed its water supply. It’s a history that speaks to a dirty truth: The major artery piping clean water to an urban centre has isolated an Anishinaabe community in Treaty 3, robbing them of their own drinking water.

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