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Sustainable film series wraps up with ‘Who Owns Water’ in Avon, Eagle

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The documentary film “Who Owns Water" explores the decades-old battle among Georgia, Alabama and Florida for the rights to water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers.
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What: “Who Owns Water,” part of the Sustainable Community Film Series.

When and where: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Loaded Joe’s in Avon and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at The Dusty Boot in Eagle.

Cost: $5 suggested donation.

More information: Email melissak@walkingmountains.org.

AVON — It’s a conflict once unthinkable in the deep green South. Three states are locked in battle over the diminishing fresh water that saw Atlanta go from a small town to the largest growing city in the United States.

In the stunningly shot, award-winning documentary film “Who Owns Water,” brothers Michael and David Hanson return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take a viewers deep into the Water Wars.

The Sustainable Community Film Series, a project of Walking Mountains Science Center, wraps up with two screenings of “Who Owns Water.” The film will be featured on Tuesday at Loaded Joe’s in Avon and Tuesday, May 17, at The Dusty Boot in Eagle; both showings start at 6:30 p.m.

This documentary film explores the decades-old battle among Georgia, Alabama and Florida for the rights to water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers. The filmmakers reveal the little-known story about an intense struggle for water rights in the American South, an area once considered invincible to drought.

The Sustainable Community Film Series is intended to raise awareness and encourage community dialogue about environmental, economic and social issues afflicting our world and will return for its fifth season in November.

To view the entire lineup of the series, visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/films and for more information on this film visit http://www.whoownswater.org.




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