Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

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On the heels of the announcement that mankind has entered what some scientists call a "100 year mega-drought," the producers of Everest and Mystery of the Nile invite viewers to explore the efficient ways in which Native Americans once used the Colorado River without sacrificing the scenic land that surrounds it. Few would deny that fresh water is perhaps the world's most precious resource, yet the way things are headed we may lose that resource sooner than we think. Now, environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy,...
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Overview

On the heels of the announcement that mankind has entered what some scientists call a "100 year mega-drought," the producers of Everest and Mystery of the Nile invite viewers to explore the efficient ways in which Native Americans once used the Colorado River without sacrificing the scenic land that surrounds it. Few would deny that fresh water is perhaps the world's most precious resource, yet the way things are headed we may lose that resource sooner than we think. Now, environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis attempt to raise awareness about global water issues by embarking on a breathtaking river-rafting adventure down the mighty Colorado River. The Colorado Delta has dried up, yet people in seven states and two countries use the water of the Colorado River for agricultural purposes every day; many never realizing precisely where their water is coming from. Is it possible to balance the needs to man with the needs of Mother Nature? And is it realistic to think that we can provide fresh drinking water to everyone on the planet? As the viewer follows these fearless adventurers down the Colorado River, we learn about not only the history of this particular watercourse, but also how mankind may best contend with dwindling water supplies should the ominous warnings issued by environmental scientists truly come to pass.
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Special Features

"Making Of" Documentary; Music Video; Sample the Soundtrack; Conservation Tips; Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • UPC: 014381674651
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / 3D
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 45:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 32,481

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Voice Only
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Participant
Wade Davis Participant
Tara Davis Participant
Kick Kennedy Participant
Shana Watahomigie Participant
Technical Credits
Greg MacGillivray Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Dave Matthews Band Score Composer
Andrew DeCristofaro Sound Editor
Ron Goodman Cinematographer
Stephen Judson Editor, Screenwriter
Mark Krenzien Producer
Stefan Lessard Score Composer
Shaun MacGillivray Producer
Brad Ohlund Cinematographer
Christopher N. Palmer Executive Producer
Chat Reynders Executive Producer
Jack Stephens Screenwriter
Jack Tankard Cinematographer
Tim Walston Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Wood Score Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Mediocre Effort

    I had been anticipating the release of this film. I had almost drove two hours to see it on an IMAX screen and it seems fortunate that I had not. I was quite disappointed with the film and did not think it focused on well on the proposed subject. I cannot say it was entirely bad, it just did not live up to my expectations. Overall the scenes are as spectacular as expected but the film seems rushed and is more similar to a promotional video for a whitewater rafting company than an IMAX Film. The contemporary soundtrack fits well, the narration is ok...although I was not particularly fond of the RFK, Jr. segments. Despite part of the story line focuses on his experience on the river it kind interrupts the "flow". Overall, not one of my favorite IMAX experiences.

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