The Great Divide Film Debut and Southwest Colorado Showings

The debut of the much anticipated film The Great Divide occurred on August in Denver. There were more than 600 people in attendance and all proceeds went toward the purchase of a DVD copy of the film for every public library in Colorado. Understatedly, the film, with its wonderful cinematography and original music, was well received not only at the premier but with multiple viewings across the state. In southwest Colorado a showing on September 9th in Cortez yielded more than 100 attendees, September 10th in Durango nearly 200, and September 12th in Pagosa Springs over 100.

Developed by Havey Productions, the film takes you on a water journey through history and to your tap. "But the complexity of what it takes to get it out of that tap, and the historical story of what it's taken to get to this point, is--I hope--going to be very compelling for people," said producer Jim Havey. As Havey indicated, water has carved our history, created our landscape, and sustained the Colorado way of life. But the state is predicted to double its population by 2050, the demand for water is mounting, and supplies are limited. With these issues and the development of Colorado’s first-ever State Water Plan, education at all levels is vital and this timely film should be required viewing by all.