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Aquarela: Film & Discussion

Take a cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Aquarela is a visceral wake-up call depicting the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. Presenter Emily Davis will discuss how climate change effects our local watershed.

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Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the Event

*Dear friends, we are reconfiguring the technical structure of this event to include a more creative participatory online platform where the audience can add field recordings, personal stories and anecdotes of how they connect with water. Our deep apologies for postponing. Please stay tuned as these new ideas develop!

Victor Kossakovsky’s AQUARELA poses a thought-provoking question: what would a movie feel like if its main character — its driving emotional heartbeat — was not human at all, but an element of nature? Spanning the globe, AQUARELA unfolds as a fiercely lyrical, multi-sensorial experience that seeks to break the boundaries between human and nature. 

The film includes footage captured in seven different countries — Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Greenland, Venezuela, Portugal and the U.S. — plus dramatic, exclusive footage taken cross the Atlantic Ocean. The screen becomes an access point for audiences to give in to pure sensation — seeing, hearing and viscerally feeling the essence of a substance so essential to us that we usually take all its glories — and its incipient threats — for granted. At a time rife with catastrophic images that overwhelm, AQUARELA attempts something entirely different. It invites audiences to come closer, and even closer, so that you might enter nature’s power and experience our own raw fragility in a new way.

After the screening, Emily Davis will lead a discussion about how climate change effects our local watershed. Davis holds an MS in Ecological Design and a BS in Environmental GeoChemistry.  Her practice includes ecological design, master planning, strategic program development, regional planning, land management, and community visioning. 

World Water Day was adopted by the United Nations in 1993 and is observed around the world, to bring attention to the crucial importance of protecting the earth’s stores of fresh water.  Choosing an important theme each year, World Water Day 2020 turns its attention to water and climate change, and how the two are inextricably linked. 

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