Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by Robert Peace and David Calderisi
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 1995
Copyright Date: 1995
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-977-1
VHS ISBN: 0-7778-3384-0
Urban and Regional Planning
Awards and Festivals
2nd Place, North American Outdoor Film & Video Awards
Water and the Human Spirit - Program One|
Communities solving their own water problems.
This is the first of two programs on the state of our waters. In it we meet people from all walks of life who demonstrate an unstoppable determination to do something to improve the water situation in their communities. The focus is on change - it is possible, it is happening, and there is a role in this change for each of us.
The programs are designed to create a better understanding of the intricate factors affecting a healthy river system by providing: a learning tool for young people, to ensure ongoing stewardship from one generation to the next; an idea resource for non-professionals to generate community action; and a primer on aquatic resource management for those involved in policy planning and implementation.
"Slick graphics and layman's language help to make this half-hour video public friendly... contains a step by step guide to how the water cycle works."
The Brampton Guardian
"The two producers have concentrated on finding people who've decided to do something about the problem...An inspiration for everyone in the water management field."
The Mississauga News
"Carefully lays out the issue of water management in voice-over and montage. The effect of a growing community on local water supplies is discussed...offer(s) persuasive ecological arguments that are explicit but not too heavy-handed."
"A refreshing video...I liked the emphasis on 'building bridges' with governmental agencies, involving the public and the need for planning ingenuity."
William Stapp, Hon. Director, Global Rivers Environmental Education Network