Each month, we show you a short film that’s moved us beyond the day – meaningful stories that inspire us to pause, think and feel.
At 85 years old, organic raisin farmer and lifelong river advocate Walt Shubin is not slowing down. He has dedicated the last 65 years of his life to restoring California’s once-mighty San Joaquin River to the wild glory he remembers as a young boy.
Dams, levees, and excessive water diversions have diminished groundwater supplies, habitat, recreation and community access along the San Joaquin River.
Driven by his passion for the river, Walt takes us on a journey to help us understand why this river is so important to all of us as well.
Learn more about the San Joaquin River and take action to restore its health at American Rivers.
“Rivers are national treasures. They are the lifeblood of our country … land is worthless without water”.
Director: Justin Clifton
Editors: Chris Cresci & Justin Clifton
Cinematographer: Chris Cresci
Featuring: Walt Shubin
Location: Kerman, California
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Graded with FilmConvert.