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Turner Turns to Water Wars
In his most recent documentary, a timely and provocative film made for Georgia Public
Broadcasting, Rhett Turner 98 PH probes the bitter, 20-year-old struggle over
water and control of the waterways in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Water War to Water Vision looks at the complex origins of the conflict and
the challenges ahead – all through the eyes of citizen stakeholders and
experts. Quoting Mark Twain, who more than a hundred years ago observed that if
“whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over,” the one-hour documentary
makes it clear that regional disputes over water have expanded beyond the
notoriously arid West. Instead, more and more states are now struggling to
balance the demands of nonstop growth with the need to protect and preserve
this precious nonrenewable resource.
As president of Red Sky Productions in Atlanta, Turner has been making documentaries
for global television audiences since 1999, traveling to Africa, Asia,
Antarctica, Europe and South America to shoot his films. He produced and shot Antarctica: The Spirit of Adventure and has served as director of photography for
programs on CNN, TBS and PBS, including Rwanda Gorilla, El Lobo: The
Song of the Wolf and Avoiding Armageddon,
the monumental PBS series narrated by Walter Cronkite.
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