Beyond The Mirage
Full feature documentary about the future of water in the Western United States paired with an app that empowers audiences to make their own film.
Water shortage is gripping the West with a growing gap in our supply. So we dove into the murky waters of western water policy to examine what leaders are doing about it. We explored how other nations like China and Israel are solving water shortages with innovative solutions.
Key takeaway: the Western United States are bound together by water, and the states all have to work together to secure future supplies for all of them. It’s become apparent that for this region, solutions will only come if individual states give up long entrenched defensive positions and even give back some ground on long-held water rights.
Our solution was to educate the public so we can hold our leaders accountable and demand solutions that work for us and our communities. Goal is to make everyone a water expert through meaningful engagement of both watching this film and making a short film from segments, or clips, of the footage.
Raised awareness of water issues to more than a million Americans.
Shaped water policy conversations at the state level.
Rocky Mountain Emmy
$100,000 New Arizona Prize
Environmental Education/Communication Award
Craig Miller, KQED
Weintraub Israel Center
The University of Arizona
Arizona Public Media
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