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|WATERLIFE (director: Kevin McMahon; cinematographer: John M. Tran; editor: Christopher Donaldson; cast: Gord Downie (Narrator); Runtime: 109; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Gerry Flahive/McMahon/McMahon; National Film Board of Canada; 2009-Canada)|
|"An informative no-nonsense
film about the future state of the deteriorating
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Falls"/"An Idea of Canada")
an informative no-nonsense educational nature film about the future state of
the deteriorating Great Lakes (the world's
largest source of
fresh water). It
flow of the lakes' water from the Nipigon River to
the Atlantic Ocean.
The goal is for the viewer to be taken on a tour of
the Great Lakes (Lake
Superior, Lake Ontario, Lake
Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake
Erie) as the filmmaker points out that this
wonderful ecosystem is facing challenges from
manmade abuses and nature
that will impact our lives in a horrible way if we
don't change our
present reckless ways and become more attentive to
by-products in the water that we need for drinking
and our food supply.
It tells of PCBs
(Polychlorinated biphenyl) and other industrial
pollutants, sewage waste, and
toxins that are poured
into the ecosystem that cause
diseases and polluted water.
dry academic film that's beautifully filmed and
it raises several
warnings that shouldn't be ignored by an apathetic
public before they
wake up and it's too late to save the ecosystem.
REVIEWED ON 10/22/2010 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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