Follow the Water

Premiered April 2019

Follow the Water is an adventure story with an environmental message. Traveling by bike, on foot and in a canoe, photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Peter Stegen follow a mythical drop of water 1,300 miles through three states. Using iPhones, Go-Pros and underwater cameras they share how it feels to get close to the flow of the water — to taste it, touch it, and struggle to understand it.

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About the Show

At noon on a hot summer day two exhausted-looking guys in a canoe approach the confluence of the Platte and Missouri Rivers in Nebraska. Photographer Mike Forsberg and Filmmaker Peter Stegen are at the end of a 55-day journey through the Platte Basin Watershed — from snowmelt in the mountains of Wyoming, through the Colorado Rockies, to the mouth of the Platte. Why did they do it? As Forsberg explains, “All life on this planet depends on water. I want to know where our water comes from!”

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