Last year, two brothers hopped in their canoes and spent a month paddling down the rivers that wind through Georgia, Alabama and North Florida.
During their adventure, they filmed, stopping to meet the people who live along the Chattanooga-Flint-Apalachicola river system, depend on it for their livelihood and are most-immediately impacted by its depletion from overuse. While officials in the three states battle over the water, in the resulting film, Who Owns Water, the people along its banks tell a compassionate story about the importance of conserving this natural resource.
On Friday, outdoors and under a bright, full moon, the film was screened as part of the MountainFilm Festival at WaterColor Resort. The weekend-long event drew a record crowd of over 750 people this year, selling out its first night for the first time in the 14 years it has been held.