The Colorado River runs 1450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. A video poem to highlight the beauty and challenges of this national icon, American River's Most Endangered River for 2013.
Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent almost two decades studying the world with his camera. A self-taught, award-winning photographer, filmmaker and writer, he has traveled on assignment to over 6o countries for the publications of the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Men's Journal, Esquire, STERN and many others.
In 2011 and 2012, his film "Chasing Water" won over 20 film festival awards including "Best Short Documentary" at Canada's Banff Mtn. Film Festival, "Best Environmental Film" at England's Kendal Mtn. Festival and "Best Documentary" at Florida's Clear Water Festival.