Waterlife is a documentary film about the Great Lakes that follows the flow of the lakes' water from the Nipigon River to the Atlantic Ocean. The film's goal is to take viewers on a tour of an incredibly beautiful ecosystem that is facing complex challenges.

Also, check out the Waterlife interactive web project.

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Kevin McMahon
Kevin McMahon
Gord Downie
John Minh Tran
Christopher Donaldson
sound designer
Grant Edmonds
sound recordist
Sanjay Mehta
sound re-recording mixer
Martin Lee
executive producer
Mark Achbar
Betsy Carson
Michael McMahon
Silva Basmajian
Gerry Flahive
Kristina McLaughlin
Michael McMahon
Bruce Baur
Ernest Benedict
John K. Brice
Robert Budds
Harriette F. Cassick
Jacob W. Cassick
Leonard R. Cassick
Pat Chow-Frasier
Robert S. Christenson
Christopher Clayton Carlson
Dan Couchie
Andrea Curtis
Erica Curtis
Véronik de La Chenelière
Joanne E. DeJonge
Julianne Dyble
Dean Edwardson
Rick Findlay
Margaret A. Frisbie
Michael Gilbertson
Kenny Goodchild
Prody Goodchild
John Goodman
Jeremiah L. Greene
G.D. Haffner
William A. Hartman
Darren Henry
John Jackson
Sam D. Kendrick
Gail Krantzberg
Bommanna Krishnappan
Randy Lindsey
Ada Lockridge
James P. Ludwig
Jack MacRae
Alan P. Mammoser
Josephine Mandamin
Pamela Martin
Douglas Martz
Clifford D. Maust
Joe McBride
Mike Meeker
Chris Metcalfe
Tom Muir
John Nelson
Todd Nettesheim
Scott Parker
Joanne Parrott
James W. Pershing
James W. Ridgway
Steven S. Rose
John Sager
Susan Schantz
Marty L. Schoonover
Charles B. Shea
Jim Sherry
Kathryn Caps Smith
Mike Steeves
Ed Sverko
Donald Tadgerson
Marc Tuchman
Ben Vanden Wymelenberg
Hannah Vanden Wymelenberg
Mary Jo Vanden Wymelenberg
Chris Walton
Chip Weseloh
Gary Whitney
Colleen Wulfker
Doug Draper
Liz Etherington
Elizabeth Klinck
production team
Mark Alberts
Darrel Crowswell
Mark Diokno
Mark Maxwell
Raymond Ng
original music
Kurt Swinghammer


  • DougW

    “Liked the film but on drinking water it dropped the ball as far as education content and just spread fear and misinformation. To state that bottled water is just tap water with a bit of filtration is complete misinformation. Nanofiltration ( which itself would remove almost all large organic chemicals) followed by reverse osmosis which would remove 99.9% of everything including dissolved salts. So ultra trace chemicals would become non detectable. The next time drinking water was discussed the stated ultra trace amounts have been detected but then goes on to list a raft of human diseases but show no link or evidence to any of them. If there was a higher level in the great lakes basin that would at be cause for concern. ” — DougW, 6 Sep 2015

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