Northern Michigan College screens "The Water Front" Dec. 7, 2008 in anticipation of the first Water Festival
"The Water Front" was screened on Sunday Dec. 7th, along with "Chinatown" and then followed by guest speaker Carl Ganter, to raise awareness of the city's first water festival.
Casey Lynn McKeel, writes about the event:
Traverse City closed out 2008 by hosting its first Water Festival December 12th, 13th, and 14th. Though the first in Traverse City, it was the fourth in a growing series taking place throughout the Great Lakes state. Put on by Earthwork Music and its collaborators, the Water Festival is a celebration of water and the life it sustains; it works to raise awareness and inspire action on local and global water issues through education, activism, art and entertainment.
A benefit movie-night was held the weekend before, to help raise awareness and interest as well as gather funds to help pay for the event. The movie "The Water Front" was shown and followed by a talk from nationally-renown water expert, Carl Ganter. The event was very successful in getting people inspired and excited for the upcoming festival. Those who attended helped work on the festival. The TC Water Festival was cosponsored by Earthwork Music, SEEDS and Higher Grounds Trading Company, and was organized by a team of dedicated volunteers ranging from all ages. Below is the link to the coverage we had on the benefit: