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.
"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.
The film I co directed with @ianjamesdaniel THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER engages in deeply personal and political dialogue with women at the forefront of some of Nova Scotia’s most urgent environmental crises. Based on the book of the same name by Ingrid Waldron, who is also a producer. The film explores the topic of environmental racism, shining a light on the Canadian government’s current and historical decisions to prioritize the profits of large corporations over the health of indigenous and black communities. Available on Netflix March 27th. TRAILER IN BIO
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."
So @EllenPage ‘s There is something in the water is coming to Netflix on March 27th. Y’all need to watch it. It is one of the powerful documentaries I have seen. I got up and left half way threw to cry in the washroom at the premier it moved me so much.— ☂︎Christine☂︎ (@minakolabelle) February 19, 2020
And another person recommended the film for anyone and everyone.
AMAZING documentary There’s Something in the Water @EllenPage @iwaldron2165 looking at enviro racism in NS. EVERYONE should watch this! I am upset hearing powerful women speak of their injustices #NoPipe #31january2020 #unceded #TheresSomethingInTheWater How can I help? pic.twitter.com/Kfsmr2hAdZ— StellaofLaHave (@StellaBowles) September 15, 2019
This person even said that the documentary altered their view of Canada forever.
@EllenPage I watched your documentary today, and I have to say I was absolutely blown away by the amount of emotion that was in it, and it changed MY view of Canada forever. Thank you so much, and I hope your screening in Halifax was a success! #TheresSomethingInTheWater pic.twitter.com/e8VGYCLjAr— Kendra Wong (@kendrawong77) September 15, 2019
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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