to Nov 17

Mini Water Docs Film Festival in Chatham

Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise is pleased to present, in partnership with Ecologos, the second Water Documentary Film Festival in Chatham at Villa Angela, 20 Merici Way. Doors will open to the public at 6:30pm each evening. Admission is free. Donations to support the work of Ecologos are appreciated.

Screening on November 16, 7:00pm:


Every year residents of Newfoundland and Labrador look to the north with baited breath hoping the Atlantic Ocean will deliver to them a parade of ancient icebergs. Each one formed over 10,000 years ago and traveled thousands of kilometers before finally drifting into “Iceberg Alley” where they become accessible to a cast of characters whose livelihood depends on them.


The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over fishing , abusive logging, catastrophic floods, droughts and a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eels recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s multi billion dollar underground cannabis economy and the multi billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino. This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a rivers recovery and economic future.

Screening on November 17, 7:00pm:


A Tale of Two Cities tells the story of two very different Michigan communities—picturesque, small town Evart and gritty, industrial Flint— who have found their futures inextricably linked by a threat to the one thing that all life requires: water.


In a story about the Canadian Arctic, The Peel Project highlights the landscape, culture and wildlife of one of the last intact water systems in North America. A case concerning development in this watershed came before the Canadian Supreme Court in 2017. Filmmaker Tony Wallace will join the screening via SKYP to discuss the outcome.

John Lawrence, Chair of Sunrise Rotary’s “Clean Water for Living” project said “the Sunrise Rotary club is pleased to once again work with Ecologos in bringing these films to Chatham since our Clean Water for Living project asks everyone to do their part in respecting and protecting our water.” Lawrence indicated “the films selected for these screenings all illustrate people’s dependence on clean water and show them in action trying to protect this precious resource – clean water.”

View Event →