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Behind the Water screened at Earth Day Film Forum

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fraser Kershaw, Behind the WaterFraser Kershaw visited The University of Kansas for a celebration of Earth Day. He presented a new film, Behind the Water, which was directed by National Geographic’s Doug Clevenger with a score by Brent Kutzle from the Grammy Award winning band One Republic. Kershaw is known for delivering clean water in dangerous and restricted areas in Latin America.

Fraser Kershaw presented the soon-to-be-released documentary, Behind the Water, during an Earth Day screening on April 21, 2015 in the Department of Film & Media Studies at The University of Kansas. Behind the Water explores true stories of individuals who have overcome great obstacles in the effort to find clean water in Latin America.

Kershaw teamed up with filmmaker and lecturer David Sutera to present the film to a full theater.

During the event Kershaw said, "This Earth Day, we're far beyond a debate about the importance of water.” He added, "We're solely focused on taking action and being a part of the effects here at home, preparing communities here locally on leading an international effort for action."

Sutera noted that “Film is the perfect way to connect with the audience on a larger level to bring awareness and change.”  The two filmmakers addressed concerns through showcasing clips of films while highlighting the water related problems.

Kershaw and Sutera energized the students while entertaining the thoughts of branching out and helping. They had the ability to inspire while still remaining very personable and humble.  They showed examples of the documentary Behind the Water, and Kershaw talked about his own personal reasons for beginning this journey and about how far it has taken him from earth friendly television commercials to feature films that spark change.

For more information about the film, visit http://www.behindthewater.com.

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