Chasing Water Screening

Watch Peter McBride’s award winning 18-minute film about his three-year journey to paddle, walk, and fly the entire length of the Colorado River. Showing tonight at 8 EST.

The Colorado River

The Yampa River (right), a major Colorado River tributary, is augmented by the little Snake River (left) in northwest Colorado.

The Colorado River

This canal pumps Colorado River water out of Lake Havasu and 336 miles east and uphill to supply Phoenix, Tucson, and 12 sets of aquifer recharge ponds.

The Colorado River

Although fishing is now illegal in the protected Upper Gulf of the California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve, Mexicans still test themselves against the law and the second largest tides in the world—this fishing boat was abandoned on mudflats during a lowering tide.

Join us on this page on February 23 at any time between 6 and 9 P.M. MST to watch Chasing Water, Peter McBride’s award winning 18-minute film about his three-year journey to paddle, walk, and fly the entire length of the Colorado River.

Starting at 7 P.M MST, click here to participate in a live chat with filmmaker Peter McBride.

Film Synopsis
Peter McBride spent three years producing Chasing Water. The result is the story of his quest to follow the Colorado River 1,500 miles from its source to sea. Along the way he captures a “symphony of human thirst” as the Colorado supplies water to 30 million people and 3.5 million acres of farmland. The film’s accolades include Best Short Film at Banff Mountain Film, Best Cinematography at Cine Film Festival, and the Most Inspiring Story award from Five Point Festival.

For more information on Chasing Water, read this interview with Peter McBride and see his photos from the trip here.

Peter McBride and John Waterman's book about the river, The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict, is available for purchase here.

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