Washington D.C. Premiere
GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK
The Smithsonian Associates
A 3-D IMAX Film
GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK (USA, 2008, 40 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Set against the majestic backdrop of the Grand Canyon, this film takes audiences on an exhilarating river-rafting adventure down the Colorado River with a team of explorers and environmentalists committed to bringing awareness to global water issues. Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis join forces to call attention to the disappearance of clean, fresh water—earth’s most valuable resource. One of the world’s mightiest rivers, the Colorado no longer reaches the sea. Every drop is allocated to agricultural uses and populations in seven states and two countries along the way, many of which don’t even realize their connection to the river. No water remains at the river’s end, the Colorado Delta, a once-thriving estuary that supported the most diverse biosphere in North America. How do we balance human needs with those of nature? How can we provide enough fresh water for everyone who needs it, not only along the Colorado River, but everywhere on our planet? As the expedition journeys down the river, audiences learn about the challenges we face and the opportunities that exist for conserving and restoring our watersheds. The film aims to inspire viewers to become true stewards of the water planet we all share. Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation.
Introduced by Executive Producer Chris Palmer, President of the MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation, and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University. Discussion with Wade Davis follows screening.
Tickets required. TSA Resident Members, $10; Senior Members, $9; Gen. Admission, $13; Children under 10, $7. Please call 202-357-3030 or register online at www.residentassociates.org