Directed by Kevin McMahon

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 2:00 PM

THEMUSEUM, Kitchener


The Great Lakes, pouring toward the Atlantic Ocean, as seen from space. The lakes contain approximately 20 per cent of the surface fresh water on earth and more than 90 per cent of that available to the United States. (Image credit: Mark Alberts)

Directed by Kevin McMahon, Canada, 2009 (109 min.)

Co-produced by National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Primitive Entertainment Inc.

Waterlife follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago, to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last great supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.

Film director Kevin McMahon will be in attendance and there will be a Q&A following the screening.

This film and Q&A is presented by the Cape Farewell Foundation in partnership with THEMUSEUM as part of Carbon 14: Climate is Culture festival and THEMUSEUM’s Surface Tension: The Future of Water public programming.

Kevin McMahon

Kevin McMahon began his career as an investigative reporter before shifting to film in the 1980s. He has directed over 18 films and produced dozens of hours of non-fiction television. Kevin is currently working on The Polar Sea, a multimedia Arctic adventure for Arte-ZDF in Germany.

Multimedia Extras

Waterlife Trailer from Primitive Entertainment on Vimeo.

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