Program will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on water in the west, its limited nature, and solutions being pursued for making the limited resource go a long way. Featuring participation from experts on the Colorado River in all its forms, from recreation to life source to economics to agriculture.
(total run time: 104 minutes)
Avanyu – Colorado Filmmaker
(run time: 8 minutes)
The Wild & Scenic Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of New Mexico. But for Tesuque Pueblo member Louie Hena and his family, the river is more than an office, more than a provider, it is home. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, Louie urges us all to protect more wild rivers.
Director: Dana Romanoff USA, Colorado Premiere
Mining the Motherlode
USA, Colorado Premiere
(run time 9 minutes)
Combining cinematic western landscaped with intimate poetry recitation, Mining the Motherlode is an agrarian dirge on wasted resources, our culture of consumption, and brokers who trade on our most precious resource: water.
Director: H. Paul Moon
Water & Power: A California Heist
(run time: 87 minutes)
In California’s complex water system, a handful of corporate land owners took advantage of a state-engineered system and gained control of the state’s most precious public resource, while drought left local homeowners with dry wells.
Director: Marina Zenovich
Sponsored by the COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT
Co-sponsored by GENIA GALLAGHER author of ‘Water, Water, Everywhere:’ The Great Western Fallacy