Watershed (educational)

  • Directed by: Mark Decena
  • Executive Produced by: Robert Redford, Teri Heyman, Lee Bycel
  • Produced by: James Redford, Jill Tidman, Renata Foucre
     



    Released: 2012
    Running Time: 57 min
    Subtitles: English and Spanish
    Includes: Discussion and Action Guide

    Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker Mark Decena, WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water? As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world, the Colorado River is a lifeline to expanding populations and booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitation and energy generation, struggling to support thirty million people. WATERSHED introduces a hope that illuminates how letting go of the ways of old can lead to a path of coexisting with enough for all.

     

    Awards:

    • Golden Sun Award, *Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival 2012*
    • Best Conservation Film Award, *Bend Film Festival 2012*
    • Featurette doc Audience Choice Award*, Red Rock Film Festival2012*
    • Best Feature Award, *Colorado Environmental Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital 2012, 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Whole Foods Market DO SOMETHING REEL Film Festival 2012*
    • Official Selection, *Banff Mountain Film Festival**2012*
    • Official Selection, *Sausalito Film Festival 2012*
    • Official Selection, *Nevada City International Film Festival 2012 *
    • Official Selection, *Voices from the Waters International Film Festival 2012*
    • Official Selection, *Santa Rosa International Film Festival 2012 *
    • Official Selection, *San Diego Film Festival 2012 *
    • Official Selection, *Chicago International Social Change Film Festival 2012*
    • Official Selection, *Social Change Film Festival in New Orleans 2012*
    • Official Selection, *St. Louis International Film Festival 2012*
    • Official Selection, *American Conservation Film Festival 2012*
    • Official Selection, *Sustainable Living Film Festival, Istanbul 2012*
    • Official Selection,*Reel Water Film Fest 2012 *
    • Official Selection, *Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Oneota Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Festival International du Film d’Environment, Paris 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Water Docs, An Ecologos Film Festival, Toronto*
    • Official Selection, *Newport Beach Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Siskiyou Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Lake Fork Valley Conservancy**Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Chagrin Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Annapolis Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Tiburon International Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Sustainable Film Festival, Ankara 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Sun Valley Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Sonoma International Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *Montreal Environmental Film Festival 2013*
    • Official Selection, *International Environmental Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro 2013*

    Quotes:

    “If we see the Colorado River as just a river, we are overlooking a natural engine that powers both our economy and our environment. We created WATERSHED to raise awareness to the idea that this river is the canary in the coalmine. If business, government and citizens come together and make some changes, the mighty Colorado can continue to serve us.”

    Robert Redford

    WATERSHED offers a great opportunity for people throughout the Southwest U.S. to learn more and get involved. Each of us can make a difference to create a more sustainable future for the river and for our region – we can achieve Watershed success for the Colorado River.” 

    Gary Wockner, Director of the Save The Colorado River campaign

    WATERSHEDengages us with the human aspects of the Colorado River and inspires action to safeguard the Mother of Rivers.”

    Karin Sheldon, President of Western Resource Advocates

    “The content and timing of this film are of critical importance. Our work in the Colorado River Delta over the past decade has demonstrated that the Delta is very resilient and that even a little additional water can make a dramatic difference.  The Delta will not continue to come back to life, though, without the kind of community awareness and support WATERSHED will engender.”

    Francisco Zamora, Director of the Sonoran Institute’s Colorado River Delta Legacy Project

     

     

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