Culture Art & Media WaterLife Documents the Incredible Story of the Last Big Fresh Water Supply, the Great Lakes By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 The documentary film explores the ecosystem of the Great Lakes. Migrated Image / WaterLife screencapture / nfb.ca Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Thirty-five million people rely on the Great Lakes for water. In fact, the lakes comprise one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water supply and nine-tenths of the U.S. supply. That's why their survival is of prime concern. "WaterLife" is a film documenting everything impacting the lakes, from water abuse to invasive species, introducing CAMPUS subscribers to some of the amazing people interacting with the lakes, as well as some very unique vantage points of the waters. Part documentary, part poetry, part visual experience, the 2009 film itself sounds fascinating, but so too is the interactive website for WaterLife. It lists various factors that impact and celebrate water, and as you click on them, a visual and aural experience unfolds, feeding you statistics and information in an appealing way. It's well worth setting time aside to explore this very cool website and add to your water IQ. As water issues stroll further into the limelight, presenting information in an artistic way will become more important in making an impact on people. "WaterLife" looks to be succeeding at this. Screenings for the film run throughout July and into August in Ontario.