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This is a story about water. A song for the sacred in all of us. A documentary centered on solutions. This is a look at the driest of places - California and the Southwest - and the deepest of spaces - our inner worlds and the stories we choose to tell. We are invited to change our perspective, to rewrite our stories, and ultimately, to heal our broken relationships with the natural world. The choice point has arrived. The old story will bring scarcity. But a new story, one that we can write together, may indeed lead us to abundance and water for all. Only through personal relationship with the sacred can we truly begin to heal. Water is life. Water is love. What can you do, in your life, to be a voice for the water?


Wild and Scenic Film Festival

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival

The Ag & Art Film Festival

Fresno State CineCulture Film Series Selection

Friday Harbor Film Festival

The Catalina Film Festival

Nevada City Film Festival

Ojai Film Festival

Colorado Environmental Film Festival

Cambria Film Fest Summerfest

Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Film Festival

BZN International Film Festival

Flixx Festival

Blue Water Film Festival

The Sacramento International Film Festival

Toronto International Women Film Festival

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

EarthxTV Encore Screening

Global Freshwaters Summit Closing Night Event

New Haven Documentary Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival


Brittany App is a professional photographer with two decades of experience and two circumnavigations of the globe under her belt, and she debuts "Where There Once Was Water" as a first-time Director & Producer. Her passion is water, water access, and ruminants on the landscape. Brittany is a story-teller, a voice-artist, a professional sheep-shearer, and a self-proclaimed shepherdess-in-training. She lives off the grid in the remote Carrizo Plain, CA – with a rag-tag wooly crew of sheep, duck ducks, and livestock guardian dogs … and sunsets that fill the whole sky.


Catalog # EPF16044 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-84-3 ● UPC: 6-82086-16044-3 ● NTSC

74 Minutes ● Copyright 2021 ● English, Spanish Subtitles

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