Millions of people, billions of dollars and an enormous amount of economic activity across a vast swath of America from California to the Mississippi River are all dependent on rivers born in Colorado’s mountains. In a time of mounting demand and limited supply, the need for all citizens to better understand and participate in decisions affecting our critical water resources is paramount. The Great Divide is a feature length documentary exploring the historic influence of water in connecting and dividing our arid state and region. The film is being produced by the Emmy award-winning team at Havey Productions, in association with Colorado Humanities, and with funding support from the Gates Family Foundation, among many others.
The Great Divide will premiere at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th, followed by a tour across the state in the summer and fall of 2015. Ticket information and a film trailer are available at the documentary website [http://www.thegreatdividefilm.com/]. Proceeds from the premier will support distribution of the film to public schools and libraries across Colorado.