Agua Es Vida

Based in Taos, New Mexico and focused on the Rio Fernando, this film begins up high in the Taos watershed and follows the water down into the Rio Fernando and through the acequia system that distributes water to farms and pastures throughout the community. The film then takes us on a journey through the community of farmers and ranchers who depend on the acequias for their livelihood and helps viewers understand acequias as a system of governance that, when well-attended and maintained, helps ensure a healthy community, healthy lands and sufficient water for all.

Stewardship with Vision films are produced in partnership with Montana State University’s graduate program in Science & Natural History Filmmaking. Student film-makers in this program are required to have an undergraduate degree in the sciences. They are selected through an application process each semester, and promptly sent out on a ranch filming adventure unlike anything they're ever experienced.

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 1:
Jeff Laszlo

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 5:
David Spicer

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 2:
Malpai Borderlands Group

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 6:
Moore Land & Cattle Co.

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 3:
Betty Shahan

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 7:
San Juan Ranch

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 4:
Ute Creek Cattle Company

Stewardship with Vision, Episode 8:
Jim Berlier

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