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LWF brings India's monsoon season to Manitoba

Monsoon Gimli Film Festival

Photo courtesy of monsoonmovie.com

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is proud to once again offer its support to the Gimli Film Festival by sponsoring the 2015 screenings of Monsoon, a feature documentary from multiple award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. 

Filmed across the Indian sub-continent in 2013, Monsoon introduces viewers to an array of individuals whose lives are entwined with the beautiful/terrible spectacle that is monsoon season. With stunning imagery and compelling storytelling, it captures the timelessness and rich human drama of our engagement with the natural world.

The documentary’s subject matter will resonate with Manitobans, says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director.

“We live in a province defined by rivers and lakes, including Lake Winnipeg, the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. As Manitobans, we, too, have an intimate and sometimes tumultuous relationship with water. We know the joy that comes from a day at the beach and we know the destruction that comes from a spring flood.”

Screening in Gimli, one of Manitoba’s historic lakeside communities, Monsoon offers festival-goers the perfect opportunity to reflect on local freshwater issues and get engaged in the protection of one of Earth’s most precious natural resources.

“Water connects us all,” Kanu says. “We hope this film will inspire people to think about our relationship to our shared waters – and our shared responsibility to their future.”

More information about Monsoon is available at www.monsoonmovie.com. The 2015 Gimli Film Festival runs from July 22 to 26.

LWF publishes a newsletter, The Watershed Observer, twice a year. Our most recent edition includes information on our emerging community-based monitoring network, details about groundbreaking microplastics research made possible through our grants program, and helpful tips on how you can speak up for water by reaching out to decision makers.

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