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Water and the Human Spirit - Program Two

Water and the Human Spirit - Program Two

This second program in the two-part series documents shining examples of community cooperation that have resulted in successful solutions to local water problems.

The community of Salmon Arm, BC, was inspired by Mary Thomas, a Shuswap elder, to clean up their river; and in Ontario there's a model Children's Groundwater Festival.

One of the main contributors to deteriorating river conditions is agriculture - from chemical run-off and livestock waste, to trampled banks that cause erosion. But some farmers have found that taking conservation measures has actually made their farms more profitable.

As producer Robert Peace says, 'The best way to preserve our waterways is to claim the resource as our own and to take charge of it.'

'An informative and uplifting video...I highly recommend this film for public and school libraries. The message is clear and the film will be educational and thought provoking for viewers of all ages.' Barb Butler, University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, MC Journal

'This is an excellent video for showing the strength of community involvement... the video can serve as an inspiration to students and as an illustration of what individuals can do to solve complex problems.' Science Books and Films


Main credits

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

Other credits

Photography, Robert Peace; edited by Robert Peace [and 3 others].

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Distributor subjects

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


farmers, communities, water problems, water management, groundwater,; rivers,; agriculture,; resource conservation; "Water and the Human Spirit - Program Two"; Bullfrog Films