Though more often found in Oxford’s luxurious outdoor Hinskey Pool these days than in the Isis, Mim has always loved a good outdoor swim, and finds it hard to go near a lake, or waves, without a dip. Her love of both water and photography means she was particularly drawn to the stunning documentary ‘Watermark’, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, and released in 2013. When she saw it in 2014, she drank it all in.
Mim runs agile-ox (www.agileox.org), a small initiative based at the University of Oxford, which works to build links between environmental researchers and others engaged in the environment in Oxfordshire, whether in a professional capacity or otherwise.
"I am thrilled to be showing the beautiful ‘Watermark’ at the Ultimate Picture Palace on Oxford’s Cowley Road on June 15, in partnership with Oxford Water Network and the OSS, and as part of Low Carbon Oxford Week."
Viewers are invited to get ready for a global tour of how water shapes humanity and we shape water around the world, weaving together diverse stories using spectacular photography.
Showcasing water research
After the film, there will be the opportunity to soak up poems and beautiful photographs from local swimmers and to enjoy a showcase of Oxfordshire’s cutting-edge water research; find out about the biggest water challenges we face today, and the latest opportunities to get involved in local citizen science-led research, including the Thames Water Blitz (October 3) and the RiverHack water quality hackathon (October 14-15).
And for those of you who fancy finishing off the evening with a dip, they’ll be heading for a post-film swim at Longbridges.
‘Watermark’ & Oxfordshire water showcase
June 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Ultimate Picture Palace
An evening for swimmers, boaties, researchers, people who like to be visually tickled and anyone who wants to stay alive – because we all need water.