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Synopsis


Against the immense, harsh landscape of the High Plains,
innovators in places like Olton, Texas fight to keep their towns alive
against the decline of the life-giving Ogallala Aquifer.

Here and in other communities sharing the Ogallala, the reality of
groundwater decline is colliding with the legacy of independence and self-reliance
that first turned the High Plains into a fertile dreamscape.

 

 

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SCREENINGS

Austin, TX   //   October 6
SXSW ECO (excerpts)

Manhattan, KS   //   November 18-19
Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas (excerpts)

Lubbock, TX   //   February 4, 2016
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Water + Film Symposium, Presented by Texas Tech University's Center for Water Law and Policy

Denton, TX   //   February 19, 2016
Thin Line Festival

Golden, CO    //  February 20, 2016
Colorado Environmental Film Festival

Austin, TX   //   March 10
Texas Leadership Roundtable on Water at State Capitol

Washington, DC
March 20, 2016 - National Museum of Women in the Arts
March 25, 2016 - Anacostia Museum

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Aspen, CO - June 19, 2016
IMPACT Film Festival

PRESS KIT

 

Production Stills.

AUDIO INTERVIEWS:

 

Agribusiness Report Podcast: Dr. Merri Lisa Trigilio

24 Frames Podbean: Conversation with Written on Water Director Merri Lisa Trigilio
Produced by KTTZ-TV Channel 5, Lubbock TX

DC Environmental Film Festival: What Do We Do After Water? Interview with Merri Lisa Trigilio

REVIEWS/Articles:

2/1/2016 - Thin Line: Written On Water illustrates current Ogallala groundwater struggle, by Scott Campbell, Discover Denton

2/18/2016 - 5 Texas Docs To See This Week at Thin Line Festival, by Peter Simek, D Magazine

March 2016 - Written On Water, by Eric Muelhausen, Edge Monthly

Related Links:

New York Times: Two-Thirds of the World Faces Severe Water Shortages, February 12, 2016

New York Times: World’s Aquifers Losing Replenishment Race, Researchers Say, June 26, 2015

New York Times: West’s Drought and Growth Intensify Conflict Over Water Rights, March 16, 2014

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