Film and TV

Filmmaker Jim Havey on His Colorado Water Documentary

Jim Havey's soon-to-be-finished feature documentary, The Great Divide, aims to tell the tangled story of water in Colorado -- a subject as vast as the state and the eight states that Colorado supplies water to. He's looking at the acequias (ditch irrigation systems) in the San Luis Valley, the export of water to Arizona, California and beyond, and the legal complexities of who owns water and why. The film will include interviews with activists and water companies alike. And to make it, Havey has raised over $300,000 and is planning to raise another $20,000 from a Kickstarter campaign that launched on September 8.

Westword caught up with Havey to talk more about the movie and the campaign. See also: Colorado Water History to Get Its Closeup in The Great Divide

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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