Theres Something in the Water

Ellen Page and Gaycation collaborator Ian Daniel shift gears with the documentary Theres Something in the Water, a disturbing and, frankly, terrifying portrait of ecological and social disasters in Pages native Nova Scotia. Based on Ingrid Waldrons incendiary study, the film follows Page as she travels to rural areas of the province that are plagued by toxic fallout from industrial development. As did Waldron, the filmmakers discover that these catastrophes have been precisely placed, all in remote, low income – and very often Indigenous or Black – communities. As the filmmakers observe, your postal code determines your health. Were introduced to many courageous women. Louise, from Shelburne, gives us a tour of a neighborhood in her hometown where every house has been affected by cancer. Michele fights to protect “A?se?k”, or Boat Harbour, once a sanctuary for Indigenous people, now plagued by toxins spewed by a pulp and paper mill. The government only began addressing this when …

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Duration: 73 min Min

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