"I Am Red": Behind the Scenes With Filmmaker Pete McBride

In this short interview, “I Am Red” filmmaker Pete McBride discusses why he chose to make a film about the endangered Colorado River. The film, which screened at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival, underscores the importance of water conservation for a river that supplies 36 million people with water.

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