Grand Canyon - the beginning of the movie montage!!!
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This may be the best movie of the summer. For instance, the watery chase scenes equal the excitement found in a James Bond movie.
The trek is narrated by a river guide - a Havasupai woman - alongside an author-photographer and his comely daughter. Also on the trip are river advocate Robert F Kennedy, Jr, and his daughter, Kick.
The Grand Canyon, the Colorado River that runs through it and the larger Southwest region, is under threat of changes on a geologic scale. Lake Powell and Lake Mead, which supply drinking water to the region, could dry up within years, in part due to a decades-long drought.
The condition begins with global warming and the melting of mountain snowpack that supplies the Colorado River with water. In part it's due to chronic mismanagement and over-reliance on the river for multiple competing uses: agriculture, drinking water and wildlife.
Thus the movie is sensual but far from simple.
Go to sciport.org for the schedule.