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For the fourth year in a row Sustainable Lafayette will be hosting a summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center that will feature three recently released documentaries on weekday evenings. A $10.00 donation is requested for adults $5.00 for students. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Check our website,, for more details.

The 3rd film is Watershed on Wednesday, August 13, @ 6:30 pm

Executive produced & narrated by Robert Redford

Produced by the Redford Center and Kontent Films

Executive Produced and Narrated by Robert Redford and Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, WATERSHED tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West.

As the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, WATERSHED introduces hope.

Can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?

Sweeping through seven U.S. and two Mexican states, the Colorado River is a lifeline to expanding populations and booming urban centers that demand water for drinking, sanitation and energy generation. And with 70% of the rivers’ water supporting agriculture, the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California. Unless action is taken, the river will continue its retreat – a potentially catastrophic scenario for the millions who depend on it.

In WATERSHED, we meet Jeff Ehlert, a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado rancher Dan James, Delta restoration worker Edith Santiago, Navajo Council member Glojean Todacheene, Rifle Colorado Mayor Keith Lambert, Los Angeles native Jimmy Lizama and a group of Outward Bound teens rafting down the Colorado River as they all reflect a compelling new water ethic—one that illuminates how letting go of the ways of old can lead to a path of coexisting with enough for all.

The Redford Center created WATERSHED as a inspirational social action tool for people who want to engage. Promoting personal water conservation pledges of 5% – symbolic of the small amount of the rivers’ flow required to reconnect the river to its delta – and garnering donations to help purchase the water rights necessary to restore the connectivity, WATERSHED is a central tool in a larger grassroots effort focused on saving the Colorado River and supporting the communities throughout the river basin.

Presented by the Redford Center

A Production of the Redford Center and Kontent Films

Writer / Director: Mark Decena

Executive Producers: Robert Redford, Teri Heyman, Lee Bycel

Producers: James Redford, Jill Tidman

Producer / Post Production Supervisor: Renata Foucré

Co-producer: Scott Compton

Director of Photography: John Behrens

Editor: Matt Notaro

Story Editors: John Dilley, Forrest Pound

Assistant Editors: Joanna Hidalgo, Luke Shock

Editorial House: Remedy Editorial

Additional Photography: Fearghal ODea, Forrest Pound, Renata Foucré, Mark Decena

Associate Producers: Forrest Pound, Tye Davis

Content Advisor: Barry Nelson, NRDC

Distribution Partners: NRDC, McSweeney’s, Save The Colorado and Sonoran Institute

Associate Story Developers: Jordan Bass, Ira Chute, Chris Ying, Emily Doe

Publicity, Marketing and Distribution Consultant: Diana Iles Parker

Meeting time:  6:15pm

Showtime: 6:30pm

Location:  Community Hall at the Lafayette Library

Should you have a problem finding us before or after the meetup, send us a mobile text with your location to [masked] (number to be used only during event hours)

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  • Lee

    Movie is on YouTube. Sounds well worth it.

    August 15, 2014

  • Valerie

    Wow. Very worthwhile documentary! Imagine being hired by Robert Redford. Liked the used of graphics and simple stop action animation. Great meeting one of the filmmakers. Great personal stories and perspectives and realizations.

    August 13, 2014

    • Vickie

      I also appreciated that the story wasn't all doom and gloom but portrayed certain good things that are happening also.

      August 14, 2014

  • Dorothy

    Enjoyed meeting the film maker. Only too bad he is married. He was a cutie and old enough for me to date him if he was available.

    August 14, 2014

  • Valerie

    Wow. Very worthwhile documentary! Imagine being hired by Robert Redford. Liked the used of graphics and simple stop action animation. Great meeting one of the filmmakers. Great personal stories and perspectives and realizations.

    August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm trying to find the button to reverse my RSVP. Sick and don't want to spread the bug. Looking forward to another time tho.

    August 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to attend.

    August 12, 2014

    • Valerie

      Sorry you can't join us!

      August 12, 2014

  • Dorothy

    Timely subject, and I recognized one of my favorite actor's voice.

    July 3, 2014

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