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Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For A New West

Airs Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at 10 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Close-up photo of the Colorado River from the film "Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For A New West."

'Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting' is a well-worn saying when it comes to water politics, but in the Colorado River Basin, where the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world struggles to flow, some think fighting may be the only way left to reclaim this valuable resource.

Courtesy of Redford Center

River rafters sit in a circle by the Colorado River.

Courtesy of Redford Center

Colorado River Delta

Robert Redford’s voice hones the narrative of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River, but "Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For A New West" is not all doom and gloom. It renders light moments that illuminate how letting go of the ways of old can lead to a convincing new water ethic – where, again, there can be enough for all.

Visit the film's website to take action, get water conservation tips and donate to the cause. We are partnering with the Sonoran Institute to process all donations, which are 100% tax deductible and make real a difference.

Executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford. Produced by the Redford Center and Kontent Films.

"Watershed" is on Facebook, and you can follow @WatershedMovie on Twitter. Redford Center is on Facebook. Kontent Films is on Facebook, and you can follow @kontentfilms on Twitter.

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Trailer: Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For A New West

Above: A film about saving the Colorado River & exploring a new water ethic for the New West. Executive produced and narrated by Robert Redford. Produced by Redford Center & Kontent Films.

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