Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: June 5, 2009 (limited)
DVD: August 25, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.92
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Waterlife is a documentary about the state of the Great Lakes that follows the flow of the lakes' water from the Nipigon River to the Atlantic Ocean. Using both documentary actuality and computer imaging, Waterlife begins at the primeval forests of Superior's north coast, stops at the baroque fountains of Chicago on Lake Michigan, continues to the rain-swept streets of Detroit and beyond, all the while examining how the greatest body of fresh water on Earth transforms the societies it passes through and is transformed by them.

The film's goal is to take viewers on a tour of an incredibly beautiful ecosystem that is facing complex challenges. Beyond that, Waterlife wants to bring viewers a visceral understanding of the element that is so integral to all of our lives.

Director: Kevin McMahon
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Silva Basmajian, Betsy Carson, Gerry Flahive, Mark Achbar, Michael McMahon, Kristina McLaughlin
Screenplay: Kevin McMahon
Official Site: ourwaterlife.com

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  • 5 stars "How sad our country is still allowed to pollute as shown. I had no idea more restrictions were not in place."
  • 5 stars "Absolutely scary...money is the root of all evil and where do they expect their siblings to spend it if they aren't here..."
  • 5 stars "A scary documentary that makes viewers think about the safety of our water supply. A must watch!"