VOICES: Featuring There's Something in the Water by Ingrid R.G. Waldron
Today we feature Ingrid R.G. Waldron's There's Something in the Water (Fernwood Publishing). But, we certainly aren't the first to rave about this internationally celebrated local book. Halifax-born actor Ellen Page was also captured by the urgency of Waldron's sobering yet enlightening words. In her directorial debut, Page and co-director Ian Daniel created a documentary based on the book, which screened at TIFF and is streaming now on Netflix.
How did this local, research-driven book on environmental racism in Nova Scotia reach people across the country, and the world? There's Something in the Water, pairs complex academic theories with real lived experiences of Nova Scotian racialized communities, like Shelburne and Boat Harbour, that reverberate far beyond provincial lines. Waldron makes murky waters clear by demonstrating the inseparability of the fight for racial equality and environmental justice.