The documentary Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West has been schooling the international film festival circuit on the threats to the Colorado River since 2012, and in late October, the 55-minute work, narrated and executive produced by Robert Redford, will screen here in Huntington Beach.
"Even the water commutes to L.A." says a bike messenger from Los Angeles in the film, perfectly illustrating the river's vast reach—and how vital the once-mighty water source is for the West's survival. Just as the documentary lays out the water crisis, it also outlines conservation and dependency solutions via a new water ethic.
Nonprofits Shipley Nature Center, Orange County Coastkeeper and Surfrider Huntington Beach/Seal Beach Chapter have teamed up to bring the film to HB, a city known for its deep connection to water. "For me, I can say water is love," says Glojean Todacheerie, former water commissioner on the Navajo Tribal Council, in the doc. HB echoes her sentiment.
Produced by the Redford Center and Kontent Films, Watershed will screen at Shipley on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m. The free screening will be followed by a Q&A with experts ready to answer any questions related to the film and local water issues. Donations are encouraged.
Space is limited to 50 guests, so hurry and RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 714-850-1965. Free parking is available at Shipley, and volunteers will help guide guests to the screening area inside the visitor's center.
Check out the trailer below, and see you there!
Shipley Nature Center is located at 17851 Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach, 714-842-4772.