something in the water

A new documentary about environmental racism in Canada is coming to Netflix

There's Something in the Water is officially coming to Netflix on March 27, and it's an absolute must-see.

The chilling documentary examines the effects of environmental racism on communities in Nova Scotia. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall.

The film is based on Ingrid Waldron's book of the same name.

Co-directors Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) and Ian Daniel (Gaycation) dive into the devastating consequences that government decisions can have on marginalized communities.

"In Canada, your postal code determines your health," author Waldron says in the trailer. "So we know that where you live has bearing on your well-being. Indigenous and black communities are the ones that tend to be located near hazardous sites."

The film profiles three cases of environmental racism in Page's home province, and the woman working to end it.

Despite only premiering a few months ago, the film already has a loyal group of fans.

One person called the film "one of the [most] powerful documentaries I have seen."

And another person recommended the film for anyone and everyone.

This person even said that the documentary altered their view of Canada forever.

With Wet'suwet'en anti-pipeline protests taking over Canada this week, the documentary has come to Netflix at a particularly fortuitous time.

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TIFF


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