San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, of Kontent Films, WATERSHED exposes both the catastrophic threats to the already taxed Colorado River and inspiring character vignettes of those embracing a new water ethic. The film and subsequent panel discussion is designed to engage, inform, and inspire us all to conserve water and begin restoring the Colorado River so that it once again meets the sea.
To learn more and view the trailer, go to www.watershedmovie.com.
“If we see the Colorado River as just a river, we are overlooking a natural engine that powers both our economy and our environment,” says Robert Redford. “We want this film to raise awareness to the idea that this river is the canary in the coal mine.”
Sweeping through seven US and two Mexican states and over 20 major dams, the Colorado River runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California – 5 trillion gallons of water is drained out of the river each year. Unless action is taken, the river will continue its retreat due to increasing demand and climate change – a potentially catastrophic scenario for the 35 million Americans who rely on the river for their drinking water and the nearly quarter million Americans whose jobs depend on Colorado River recreation.
Having made the film with a grassroots campaign in mind, WATERSHED will be the entry point for viewers who want to engage and take action to protect and begin restoring this iconic American river. Opportunities for personal action and collective action will be presented following the film.
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