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There’s Something in the Water

All Equal? Shared Planet

17 June 2020 | 7:00pm - 18 June 2020 | 9:30pm

Closed Captions

Film Synopsis: There's Something in the Water

Director: Ellen Page & Ian Daniel | Countries of production: Canada | Year: 2019 | Length: 70 min
Language: English | Age: 15+ years

Ellen Page brings attention to the injustices and injuries caused by environmental racism in her home province, in this urgent documentary on Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women fighting to protect their communities, their land, and their futures.

There’s Something in the Water is a disturbing portrait of ecological and social disasters in Page’s native Nova Scotia. Based on Ingrid Waldron’s incendiary study, the film follows Page as she travels to rural areas of the province that are plagued by toxic fallout from industrial development. As did Waldron, the filmmakers discover that these catastrophes have been precisely placed, all in remote, low income — and very often Indigenous or Black — communities. As the filmmakers observe, your postal code determines your health.


Beyond the Screen

Wed 17 June | 7 pm (for 7.05 pm film start) | Netflix Viewing Party & Tweet-Along
Thu 18 June | 8.05 pm | Zoom video chat

How to participate:
– Watch the film “with us” or watch it in your own time.
– We will share a link to join a Netflix watch party on the Wednesday, 17 June.
– You can also join on our tweet-along on Wednesday, let us know you’re there on Twitter – #FemspectivesAtHome.
– Join us on Zoom for a chat on Thursday, 18 June

Don’t forget to join the Femspectives Community Facebook group to access the Netflix Party and Zoom link + participate in each week’s film voting.

If you don’t have a Netflix account, get in touch and we will figure something out: hello@femspectives.com