2019 TIFF Movie Review: THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE WATER (Canada 2019) ****

Festival Reviews

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The injustices and injuries caused by environmental racism in her home province, in this urgent documentary on Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women fighting to protect their communities, their land, and their futures.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, JUNO star Ellen Page does right to bring audiences to the awareness of environmental racism in her home province in this urgent documentary on Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women fighting to project their communities, their land, and their futures. Based on Ingrid Waldron’s incendiary study, the film follows Page as she travels to rural areas of the province that are plagued by toxic fallout from industrial development.

  She interviews Ingrid, Louise Shelburne and Michele, other activists in Nova Scotia.  The devastation of places such as Boat Harbour, once a sanctuary for Indigenous people, now plagued by…

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