Gord Downie has been keeping busy with a dual career as musician and water advocate. One of his latest ventures was becoming the narrator for Waterlife, a documentary film, produced by Primitive Entertainment, that has been described as ‘visual poetry’. The film follows the flow of water from the Great Lakes, all the way from the Nipigon River to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the last large supply of fresh water on Earth, and reaches 35million people. The film reveals the challenges that the Great Lakes are facing due to pollution, chemicals, invasive species and apathy. It is people like Gord that are trying to do something to prevent an ecological collapse. Explore the interactive project on the NFB website.
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