ONCE WAS WATER
(53 min) US
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Director: Christopher Beaver
Producers: Christopher Beaver, Diana Fuller

Description:

We have been given all the water on earth that will ever exist. There will be no one, human created, technological solution whether the technology embraces water wheels, purifying sea water, or processing waste. There is no easy solution for our overconsumption of freshwater, a resource long mistakenly thought to be infinitely renewable. There is no easy exit from drought and pollution. Our mission is to create a story that will attract and inform, bringing further awareness to the escalating problem of the global water crisis. Different locations demand different solutions and present different financial challenges. Once Was Water presents a very particular situation existing in a unique terrain that will focus on innovative solutions that could serve as models in other parts of the world. We look at the challenges our water resources face and how to design a global stewardship that does not allow the rights of all peoples to be denied because of poverty, greed, mismanagement or attempted genocide. We know that solutions can only come through the combined wisdom and maturity of world cultures and more fundamentally, through our understanding and respect for the water that remains.

Biography:

Chris Beaver produces and directs multi-media projects concerned with the human experience of the environment. His films as a producer, writer, and director include Dark Circle, a feature documentary, winner of a National Emmy Award and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy Awards documentary committee, Treasures of the Greenbelt and Secrets of the Bay, about San Francisco Bay and the surrounding open countryside. Tales of the San Joaquin – A River Journey about California’s Central Valley, nominated for the Pare Lorentz Award of the International Documentary Association and his work-in-progress Tulare, The Vanished Lake, reflect his recent focus on water issues and how they affect the environment.

Contact information:

w: www.oncewaswater.org/ 
e: dianafuller114@yahoo.com



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