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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (3D)

Alternate Title(s): Formerly Water Planet: A Grand Canyon Adventure

bigImage Water – it's the most important story of this century. As Earth's population expands, our planet's finite fresh water supply grows more and more scarce. Scientists say a crisis is looming. What can be done?

Set against the immense backdrop of the majestic Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Adventure will take IMAX® Theatre audiences on an exhilarating river-rafting adventure down the Colorado River in the company of a team of explorers who are committed to bringing awareness to global water issues. One of the world's mightiest rivers, the Colorado, no longer reaches the sea. Every drop of river water is allocated to agriculture and populations along the way, many of whom don't even realize their connection to the river. No water remains for the river's end -- the Colorado Delta -- once a thriving estuary that supported the most diverse biosphere in North America. How do we balance our needs with nature's? How do we provide enough fresh water for everyone who needs it, not only along the Colorado River, but everywhere on our planet?

The river journey is a compelling and emotional personal story for our main characters, two fathers and their 18-year old daughters who soon will be leaving home to make their own way. Our cinematic guides include the renowned Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leading advocate for water conservation and river restoration, and his daughter Kick. They are joined by Wade Davis, an ethno-botanist and author who has traveled the world studying other cultures, and his daughter Tara. Shana Watahomigie, who grew up at the Canyon's edge with her Havasupai family, is their Grand Canyon guide.

As the expedition journeys down river, audiences will learn about the challenges we face and the many opportunities that exist for conserving and restoring our watersheds. There is much to be done if future generations are going to look back at this moment, not as a time of crisis, but as the turning point, when we became true stewards of the water planet we all share. We can all play a part. Combining science and adventure with some of giant screen cinema's most compelling imagery and locations, Grand Canyon Adventure delivers a message of hope and inspiration for all people of the world.

Fourth in MacGillivray's series of ocean films (including THE LIVING SEA, DOLPHINS and CORAL REEF ADVENTURE).

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Presented by Teva. Proudly Supported by Kohler. Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation. In Association with Waterkeeper Alliance & Museum Film Network. Promotional Support Provided by Outside, OARS, Exofficio. Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Director: Greg MacGillivray. Producers: Greg MacGillvray, Mark Krenzien, Shaun MacGillivray. Executive Producer: Harrison Smith. Writer: Jack Stephens. Editor: Stephen Judson. Cinematography: Greg MacGillivray, Doug Lavender, Brad Ohlund, Ron Goodman, Jack Tankard. Featuring Songs and Music by Dave Matthews Band. Musical Score Composed and Arranged by Steve Wood and Stefan Lessard. Narrated by Robert Redford.

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BMZ Reviews:

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D By Ann Coates

Outside Reviews:

"Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" By Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" By Adam Schartoff,

"Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" By Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International

"'Grand Canyon' film carves out a mighty message" By Doree Armstrong, Seatte P-I

"Worth the risk" By Linda Cook, Quad-City Times

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