The Colorado is a film about the NORTH AMERICAN WEST. A musical tribute to LAND and WATER. A cautionary tale about the ENVIRONMENT. The Colorado is a feature documentary that is both narrated and sung, a live performance, and a comprehensive educational resource. It explores the Colorado River Basin from a holistic perspective and places the ecological predicaments of the region in a rich social and historical context. We believe that effective stewardship of land and water begins with love and knowledge and continues with dedicated activism. The Colorado is designed to inspire the love, instill the knowledge, and encourage the activism.
Narrated by the Oscar-nominee Mark Rylance, composed by five critically-acclaimed composers and sung by the Grammy-laureate vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, The Colorado explores topics ranging from the prehistoric settlements of the region to the current plight of the river’s delta region. Other sections cover crucial facets of the river’s history, such as the period of European exploration, the dam-building era and its legacy, industrial agriculture and immigration, as well as the impact of climate change on the region.
Murat Eyuboglu is a professional photographer and videographer out of New York City, and the director The Colorado. He started photography as an apprentice to Josephine Powell in Istanbul. After attending the Academy of Fine Arts, School of Photography (Istanbul), he transferred to Bennington College, Vermont. He lived in Paris and returned to New York to pursue studies in music history. His dissertation was on the utopian aspects of Gustav Mahler’s works. Since 2000 he has focused mainly on portraiture and collaborative projects. In 2007, he also started working in film. He participated in the documentary Claude Lévi-Strauss: Return to the Amazon as assistant director. His photographs have been published by the French edition of National Geographic Magazine and his music videos have been released by Asthmatic Kitty Records and New Amsterdam Records. He lives in New York City.
Location: Marquee Theater, Union South
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