Berlin Film Festival Berlinale

Water documentary “Watermark,” directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, has been sold to major territories ahead of its screening at the Berlin Film Festival.

Sales by eOne Films International include eOne for the U.S., Madman for Australia, Cineart for  Benelux, Senator for German speaking Europe, Soda Pictures for the U.K. and Pictureworks for India.

“Watermark” will screen Sunday in the Berlinale Special section. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

The documentary focuses on the uses of water and the consequences of that use. It includes  massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast; the construction site of the Xiluodu Dam, the biggest arch dam in the world; the barren desert delta where the Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean; and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka.

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