Available on Netflix Friday, March 27
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Oscar and Emmy award-nominated actor-director Ellen Page and co-director Ian Daniel engage 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, There's Something in the Water explores the topic of environmental racism, poignantly 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.
Environmental racism is the name given to the unequal distribution of harmful environmental effects on poor people and people of color. In this photograph, Amazon Indians have organized a protest against a major oil company because of its development of land used by the Indians in an unsustainable way. ©Lou Dematteis/Corbis, from Gale Science in Context