Temple Emanuel to Host Free Clean Drinking Water Documentary by Robert Redford

By Staff

“Whiskey is for drinkin’, water is for fighting.”

With clean water on everyone’s mind following Duke Energy’s recent disaster on the Dan River (aided and abetted by the NC State Government) this film screening could not be more critical or important. Temple Emanuel’s Environmental Movement, is hosting their monthly environmental film screening Thursday, March 6th. This month’s film Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic For The New Trust will feature follow-up discussion with Dean Naujoks, the Yadkin Riverkeeper, and Justin Quinlivan who is on staff with the Yadkin Riverkeeper foundation.


Produced by Robert Redford’s son James and narrated by Redford himself, the 52 minute film 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. The film and discussion following will address the question: Can we find harmony amongst the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?

According to the Redford Center, Watershed was created as an inspirational social action tool for people who want to engage in the issue and become informed water consumers. Promoting personal water conservation pledges 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.

Temple Emanuel is located at 201 Oakwood Drive in Winston-Salem, near Thruway Shopping Center. The film screening will begin at 7pm. Admission is free, but contributions are appreciated to offset TEEM’s costs to provide the screenings. Light refreshments will be provided.