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Reservoir Center Movie Night

"Upstream, Downriver" and "A River Out of Time"

September 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a Reservoir Center night at the movies! It was a fun and informative evening filled with impressive films and great networking. The movies’ screened were water-focused documentaries “Upstream, Downriver” and “A River Out of Time”.

“Upstream, Downriver” takes viewers into the heart of the battle for water justice. Powerful stories with frontline community activists are interwoven with historical context about landmark regulations that significantly reduced water pollution in the U.S. but failed to serve disadvantaged communities that are hardest hit by today’s climate crisis.

“A River Out of Time” follows a crew of scientists, artists, educators, and river lovers on a trip that was simultaneously a celebration of modern river life and a critical look at how we interpret the Colorado River’s history and use its waters. In 1869, a small group of surveyors led by John Wesley Powell set out to map the unknown extent of the Colorado River Basin. 150 years later, this team set out to raft in Powell’s footsteps in an effort to reevaluate Powell’s legacy, absorb the unquantifiable power of place, and articulate what the future may hold for water in the American West.

Fernando Castro-Alvarez, Regional Liaison for the Bureau of Reclamation, provided an in-depth overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the Colorado River, along with sharing his personal connection to the water challenges confronting the western U.S. Visitors were treated to pizza, local craft beer, and popcorn. We hope you can join us for our next movie night!

Special thanks to our event co-hosts: Anacostia Riverkeeper, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), Women’s Aquatic Network, Potomac Riverkeeper Network




September 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


Reservoir Center
301 Water St SE
Washington, 20003 United States
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