The Daugherty Water for Food Institute and the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources are pleased to sponsor production of “Thirsty Land,” a documentary about extreme drought, agriculture and water rights in the United States and how these challenges impact farmers, communities, and the global food supply. The depleted water resources in the American Southwest is one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century facing agriculture and growing urban communities. The drought on this region has local, national, and global impacts, not only for the present, but also for future generations.
The film is being produced by Conrad Weaver of Conjo Studios, an award winning documentary filmmaker who discovered the serious effects of drought while filming The Great American Wheat Harvest in 2012. The goals for this film are:
- To inform the audience about the severity of the drought and the impact it’s having on agriculture, communities, and our food supply.
- To give the audience a better appreciation for farmers, scientists and companies who work hard to produce our food, and preserve clean drinking water for our world.
- To motivate the audience to conserve water! We want people to understand the urgency of this situation, and motivate individuals, companies, and governments – both local and federal – to actions that conserve this important natural resource and preserve our way of life and our ability to provide food to a growing global population.
The film production relies on grassroots support for its funding. To learn how you can be a part of this important story, please see the Indie GoGo crowd sourcing page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thirsty-land-movie–2#/story.
Thank you for joining the Thirsty Land Team!