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Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

A documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues.

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Greg MacGillivray
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Credited cast:
Tara Davis Tara Davis ... Self
Wade Davis
Flo Di Re Flo Di Re ... Additional narration
Steve Fisher Steve Fisher ... Self
Nikki Kelly Nikki Kelly
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ... Self (as Robert Kennedy Jr.)
Kick Kennedy Kick Kennedy ... Self
Kristin Kuckelman Kristin Kuckelman ... Self
Robert Redford ... Narrator
Dale Regan Dale Regan ... Self
Tanya Shuman Tanya Shuman ... Self
Shana Watahomigie Shana Watahomigie
Anthony Yap Anthony Yap ... Self
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A documentary about a 15-day river-rafting trip on the Colorado River aimed at highlighting water conservation issues.

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Not Rated

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Two Step
Dave Matthews Band
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Excellent Nature IMAX Experience
10 December 2008 | by J_TrexSee all my reviews

This was a very good way to appreciate the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River without flying out to Arizona. I thought the experience of seeing this on the IMAX screen was a particularly good use of this medium. You really felt as though you were shooting down the Colorado rapids, with the spectacular scenery of the Grand Canyon all around.

Some of the comments on this board disparaging the film must have been due to the overt political grand standing the film makers felt compelled to subject their audience to. While the cinematography was outstanding, the political/environmental commentary less so. The film makers seem to make a big deal out of blaming global warming for the drought in the western US, but that attribution seems like a stretch, especially given what happened to the native Indians thousands of years prior (vanished due to drought, long before the combustion engine, let alone Hoover Dam).

The sanctimonious environmental preaching aside, this was an excellent movie, well worth checking out at your local IMAX theater.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Water Planet: Grand Canyon Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Page, Arizona, USA

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$402,239
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Sonics-DDP | Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.43 : 1
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