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There's Something in the Water

If you were recently radicalized about the imminent threat of climate change, it’s likely due to the popularization of activist Greta Thunberg. But this surge in exposure and action, while vital, often leaves out the indigenous and Black and Brown activists who have been on the front lines of the movement for centuries. There’s Something in the Water acknowledges this history, specifically in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, where these marginalized communities have faced the brunt of environmental racism, unsafe drinking water, and a government that continues to fail them. By highlighting the perseverance of those in the tireless fight for basic human rights and putting a face to the ramifications of corporate greed, filmmakers Ellen Page and Ian Daniel establish themselves as some of the most important and empathetic documentarians working right now. There’s Something in the Water is crucial viewing for anyone who cares about the lasting ripple effects of environmental neglect.

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