Washington, D.C. Premiere “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over” – prophetic words credited to Mark Twain. Yet even he could scarcely have imagined they would one day apply to the Southeastern United States, a region better known for plentiful rainfall and abundantly flowing rivers. But for almost 20 years three states – Georgia, Florida and Alabama – have been locked in a fierce struggle over water. The film looks at the complex origins of the conflict, the challenges to be overcome and some promising solutions. Produced by Rhett Turner and Jonathan Wickham.
Discussion with filmmaker Rhett Turner follows screening.