Critic Consensus: Although their lack of context may bewilder some viewers, the array of beautiful imagery collected within Watermark offers its own rich rewards.
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Critic Reviews for Watermark
They've found a way of serving up these images without seeming callous or exploitative or preachy.
Although the visuals are spectacular - a barren Colorado River looks like a landscape from a science-fiction epic - there's not much else here to grab on.
As in Manufactured Landscapes, the long shots of natural and man-made environments have a patterned, abstract beauty that often chafes against the ugly truth on the ground.
It relies heavily on visuals and offers minimal context. The project has a pro-environment feeling, which comes across implicitly, not through browbeating or preaching.
It's the majesty and beauty of water at its most pure that stays with us longest.
Audience Reviews for Watermark
A film of images can often be not compelling but this film is striking in its portrayal of man's constant pressure on the watershed. It is an ongoing chronicle of an inevitable disaster.
I had the opportunity to take in this work with a question and answer session by one of the directorsJennifer Baichwal. The cinematography was beautiful, despite the frequent , disturbing imagery. I went in expecting to receive a lot of information. Instead, it was more of a human impact piece. Educational, heartwrenching, beautiful, ugly and well rendered. Many of the beautiful segments might be taken for granted by the viewer, but came only as the result of ingenuity or human peril.
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