Toronto Premier of White Knight opens the Water Docs Film Festival

Toronto Premier of White Knight opens the Water Docs Film Festival

Water Docs is a documentary film festival about all things water. From March 21-24, 2013 at Jackman Hall in Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario, it’s your chance to see both feature and short films about water.

When Akshay Kumar is not fighting the evil villain or scoring points with the leading lady, he’s producing films that are making a global impact. What’s more appealing than a good looking man with a soft heart?

Akshay Kumar is the producer of White Knight, an award-winning film that tells the story of a fascinating and courageous man who creates artificial glaciers in the treacherous mountain terrain of Ladakh, in northern India, to address the water scarcity caused by global warming.

The film is a welcome breeze of fresh air in the Bollywood film industry, where such mega stars as Akshay Kumar are using their influence to bring attention to a good cause. The film will see its Toronto premier at the opening night of the Water Docs International Film Festival on Thursday, March 21st in Jackman Hall at the AGO, with a live post-screening Q&A with film director Aarti Shrivastava.

The opening night will also celebrate Water Docs newest partnership with the Voices from the Waters International Film Festival in Bangalore, India, the first water-themed film festival in the world.

A total South Asian vibe will consume this evening with a post-screening reception at Bau Xi Gallery just steps from the cinema, so be sure to check this one out with your whole family before tickets are sold out!

Another highlight of the festival will be the Canadian premiere of the film WATERSHED, narrated by Robert Redford about his favourite Colorado River and the American Southwest on the festival’s closing night, Sunday, March 24th at 7:00 pm.

To see the full weekend schedule for the Water Docs Film Festival, click HERE.

Click below to see the trailer of White Knight:

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For full festival details, click HERE.

(Samina Hashmi)