Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  27 minutes
Date:  1995
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Not available
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Water and the Human Spirit - Program One

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Communities solving their own water problems.

Water and the Human Spirit - Program One

This is the first of two programs on the state of our waters. In it we meet people from all walks of life who demonstrate an unstoppable determination to do something to improve the water situation in their communities. The focus is on change - it is possible, it is happening, and there is a role in this change for each of us.

The programs are designed to create a better understanding of the intricate factors affecting a healthy river system by providing: a learning tool for young people, to ensure ongoing stewardship from one generation to the next; an idea resource for non-professionals to generate community action; and a primer on aquatic resource management for those involved in policy planning and implementation.

'Slick graphics and layman's language help to make this half-hour video public friendly... contains a step by step guide to how the water cycle works.' The Brampton Guardian

'The two producers have concentrated on finding people who've decided to do something about the problem...An inspiration for everyone in the water management field.' The Mississauga News

'Carefully lays out the issue of water management in voice-over and montage. The effect of a growing community on local water supplies is discussed...offer(s) persuasive ecological arguments that are explicit but not too heavy-handed.' Booklist

'A refreshing video...I liked the emphasis on 'building bridges' with governmental agencies, involving the public and the need for planning ingenuity.' William Stapp, Hon. Director, Global Rivers Environmental Education Network


2nd Place, North American Outdoor Film and Video Awards


Main credits

Peace, Robert (film director)
Peace, Robert (photographer)
Peace, Robert (editor of moving image work)
Calderisi, David (film director)
Calderisi, David (screenwriter)
Calderisi, David (narrator)

Other credits

Photography, Robert Peace; editing, Robert Peace, Gyorgy Levai.

Distributor credits

Robert Peace and David Calderisi

Robert Peace and David Calderisi
Produced by EIA Environmental and Credit Valley Conservation Association

Docuseek2 subjects

Clean Water
Rivers and Lakes
Urban Studies
Local Economies
Conservation and Protection
Canadian Studies
Environmental Education

Distributor subjects

Canadian Studies
Environmental Ethics
Land Use
Local Economies
Outdoor Education
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning


communities, water problems, water management, community action, watersheds, resource conservation, aquatic resource management, resource stewardship, policy planning; "Water and the Human Spirit - Program One"; Bullfrog Films

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