Sustainable Cinema Series features "Waterlife"
An epic cinematic poem that reveals the extraordinary
beauty and complex toxicity of the Great Lakes.
(Port Orchard, WA) -
The 2011-12 Kitsap County Sustainable Cinema Series continues this Thursday,
August 25, with a showing of a unique documentary "Waterlife."
The film will be shown at the historic Dragonfly Cinema in downtown Port
Orchard at 7:00 p.m. Kitsap County's Natural Resources/Environmental Review
Manager, Patty Charnas, will lead a discussion at the film’s conclusion.
tells the epic story of the Great Lakes by following the cascade of its
water from northern Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean, through the lives
of some of the 35 million people who rely on the lake for survival.
Providing earth with 20% of its surface fresh water and
its third largest industrial economy, the Great Lakes are a unique and
precious resource under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species,
evaporating water and profound apathy. They are also one of the planet's
great preserves of extraordinary wilderness beauty and a bounty of unique
blends these realities with a dreamlike fluidity as it pours through the
lives of some amazing characters. We meet an Anishinabe medicine woman who
walked 16,000 miles around the lakes to sympathize with them; the last of
the great Michigan fishing families; a man whose lakefront home now borders
a field thanks to sewer overflows; the people of a village where mysterious
toxins ensure that most new babies are girls; and the residents of Love
Canal, a notorious Niagara Falls neighborhood abandoned in the 1970s and now
There is no charge. Donations are accepted to defray
the costs to continue the series.
The Sustainable Cinema Series was created to provide
interactive and educational information to Kitsap County residents about
sustainable living. The series is sponsored by Kitsap County Commissioner
For more information, please contact Aimee Gordon
Warthen, District 2 Liaison, at 360.337.7097.
Waterlife interactive web site: