From source to sea: filmmakers chronicle rivers
Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore wanted get a personal look at Colorado’s water issues.
They got a 1,700 mile look that spanned over 113 days in kayaks on the Green and Colorado rivers.
Their goal was to follow the water from source to sea. They floated from the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, through the canyons of Utah, through Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.
The rivers eventually ran out so they crossed a series of reservoirs, then by irrigation canal, and finally on foot to the Gulf of California.
They chronicled their journey with video to create their first film, “Remains of a River.”
The 45-minute documentary will premier at 7 p.m. July 11 at the University Center ballroom at Colorado Mesa University. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.
The screening event will be hosted by the Water Center at CMU.
Stauffer-Norris and Podmore are students at Colorado College in Glenwood Springs. They are embarking another source to sea expedition this month, from Rocky Mountain National Park to Lake Powell. They will be taking water samples, interviewing stakeholders and maintaining an educational website about water issues.
Visit http://www.downthecolorado.org for more information.