Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, making their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006.
About the film
It is the third part of Burtynsky's Water project which includes a book and major photographic exhibition. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, 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's gone.
This event is part of Green Initiatives' Summer Special Re-Screening Series of films that we have played during the early years of our screening events, to make them available and accessible to our current community, and raise awareness on important issues.
Film screening will be followed by a short discussion.
18:00-19:00 Registrations & networking
19:00-19:15 Welcome note by Green Initiatives & Canadian Consulate-General in Shanghai
19:15-20:45 Film screening
20:45-21:00 Brief presentations by Zhou Lei, Founder, ODI Infinity & Luke Long, Country Manager, Stantec
21:00-21:30 Discussions / Q&A
21:30-22:00 Drinks & networking; event ends
About the Speakers
Zhou Lei, Director & Editor in Chief of National Botanica Magazine, Founder & Director, Oriental Danology Institute and BRICS FUTURES Consultancy.
Subject: Lei will talk about the water transfer project and the hydraulic society.
Background: Zhou holds a Doctorate in Anthropology (Chevening Scholar 2008-2009) from London School of Economics, and closely collaborates on the World Water Source Summit, focused on solutions development for water stress and eco-fragility in trans-national watersheds. He is also involved with the Gravity Cultural Centers for Shanghai Senior Citizens where his team designed and renovated 42 centers for senior citizens and kids in Shanghai, the China PI Innovation Education Center where they developed systematic new ecological curriculum solutions for 3-6 year old kids, and Shanghai Now Theater where they designed and promoted eco-theater projects that transcend cultures.
Dr Luke Long, Principal Consultant & Country Manager, Stantec
Subject: Dr Long will talk about their work with companies in helping them achieve their CSR goals.
Background: Dr Long specialises in CSR, Supply Chain Management, Environmental, Health Safety and Social Management System, Resettlement, Social Impact Assessment, and Stakeholder Engagement. Dr Long has led more than 100 projects and has extensive experience with supply chain management, social impact assessment, Environmental and Social Management System establishment, social investment program management and stakeholder consultation for both public and private sectors throughout China, Australia, SE Asia and Africa.
Dr Long’s clients include the NBC Universal, Apple, Abbott, Fast Retailing, UTC, Schaeffler, ALBA Asia, World Bank, IFC, ADB, DEG, KfW, GE ( LM Wind Power), Chevron, Shell, Stora Enso, Rio Tinto, etc.