Grand Canyon Adventure: River At Risk

Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Release Date: March 14, 2008 (limited)

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Cast: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Wade Davis, Shana Watahomigie


Water: it is the most important story of this century. As Earth's population expands, our planet's finite water supply grows more and more scarce. Scientists say a crisis is looming. What can be done?

Set against the immense backdrop of the majestic Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Adventure will take IMAX Theatre audiences on an exhilarating river-rafting adventure down the Colorado River in the company of a team of explorers who are committed to bringing awareness to global water issues.

One of the world's mightiest rivers, the Colorado no longer reaches the sea. Every drop of river water is allocated to agriculture and populations along the way, many of whom don't even realize their connection to the river. No water remains for the river's end—the Colorado Delta—once a thriving estuary that supported the most diverse biosphere in North America. How do we balance our needs with nature's?

How do we provide enough freshwater for everyone who needs it, not only along the Colorado River, but everywhere on our planet?

This river journey is a compelling and emotional personal story of two fathers and their 18-year old daughters. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leading advocate for water conservation and river restoration, and his daughter Kick. Wade Davis, an ethno-botanist and author who has travelled the world studying other cultures, and his daughter Tara. Their expert guide is Shana Watahomigie, who grew up at the Canyon's edge with her Havasupai family.

As the expedition journeys down river, audiences will learn about the challenges we face and the many opportunities that exist for conserving and restoring our watersheds. There is much to be done if future generations are going to look back at this moment, not as a time of crisis, but as the turning point, when we became true stewards of the water planet we all share.

We can all play a part. Combining science and adventure with some of giant screen cinema's most compelling imagery and locations, Grand Canyon Adventure delivers a message of hope and inspiration for all people of the world.

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Studio: MacGillivray Films
Producer(s): Mark Krenzien, Greg MacGillivray, Shaun MacGillivray
Screenplay: Jack Stevens, Steve Judson
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