An Environmental Film Stand-Out At Tribeca Film Festival

  • Lauren deLisa Coleman
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"Reflection: A Walk With Water" takes a refreshing approach to confronting our current environmental and systematic troubles, showing how Los Angeles and other parts of California are bellwethers for change. The film features original music from multiple Grammy-winning musical artist Jacob Collier who is Executive Music Producer of the film. Director Emmet Brennan ensures that the profound message is conveyed in a manner the beautifully syncs with the film's topic.

While the climate change mantra sometimes rings empty, this film gives one a different and more holistic perspective about something seemingly so common in our lives in the developed world but that which is also rapidly changing at the same time: water, and the amount and flow surrounding it. Reckoning with this reality on the cusp of another dry season that may very well ravage his community, 30-year old filmmaker Brennan embarks on a remarkable journey to find stories of hope and healing. He sets out to walk 200 miles next to the iconic but aging Los Angeles aqueduct, where he encounters ecological iconoclasts, indigenous voices, and permaculture designers who are challenging the status quo on how we use Earth’s most precious resource. The film delves into a profound and far-reaching look at our relationship with water and offers a vision for what could happen if we designed our lives around it in a radically different way. 

Keep an eye out for this important documentary that is premiering during the Tribeca Film Festival. You may never look at water the same way again.