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Learn more about the Great Lakes! Watch ‘Waterlife’ on History Television on August 15th!

WATERLIFE is an important award-winning documentary about the perils facing the Great Lakes and the threat to the last huge supply of fresh water on Earth. It will air on History Television on August 15, 2011 at 9 pm ET.

Director: Kevin MacMahon

Narrated by the The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. Featuring music by Sam Roberts, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Ros, Robbie Robertson and Brian Eno.

WATERLIFE follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (20 per cent) of fresh water on Earth.The source of drinking water, fish and emotional sustenance for 35 million people, the Great Lakes are under assault by toxins, sewage, invasive species, dropping water levels and profound apathy. Some scientists believe the lakes are on the verge of ecological collapse.

Watch the film’s trailer here.

The film is produced by Primitive Entertainment in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada.