Watershed

Watershed, written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Mark Decena and co-produced by Jamie Redford, brings audiences beautiful images of the Colorado River’s dramatic geography and the shocking fact that the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California.

Directors

Mark Decena

Country

USA

Year

2013

Running Time

57 min

Watch the Film

watershedmovie.com

Take Action 

raisetheriver.org

SFGFF Film Program:

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The Colorado River defines the landscape of the American West. The water it provides, brings livelihoods to millions of people along its course. Yet with increasing demand this precious resource is at risk. Watershed, written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Mark Decena and co-produced by Jamie Redford, brings audiences beautiful images of the river’s dramatic geography and the shocking fact that the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California. But this is an optimistic tale. Narrator Robert Redford, introduces people that live and work and enjoy the Colorado River and are working to do things differently. A Los Angeles bicycle activist, a Navajo Nation councilwoman, a Colorado fly-fishing guide and a restoration ecologist in Mexico, all have at least one thing in common - introducing us to a new water ethic. This prize winning documentary (Barcelona Film Festival; BEND Film Festival) provides inspiration for us all to make more sustainable water choices.

Screening: May 31, 2013 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere.

Dissussion with: Mark Decena, director; Jill Tidman, Executive Director, The Redford Center