Once Was Water

Las Vegas, Nevada, the thirstiest city in the driest state, is now trying to leverage that reputation by turning itself into a hub for new and innovative water technology. Some are saying that it may even become the Silicon Valley of Water Conservation. Everything is watched, measured and checked. Water is recycled and returned to the source. All of this plays against a tapestry of outrageous, photogenic excess. The Desert blooms!


Action Opportunity

Consider these lifestyle changes
in the American Rivers Guide:
10 Ways to Save Water at Home

Filmmakers: Diana Fuller and Christopher Beaver

Running Time: 53 mins

Language: English

2021 ACFF OfficialSelection
Christopher Beaver

Christopher Beaver, Filmaker

Beaver produces and directs multi-media projects concerned with the human experience of the environment. His films include Dark Circle, winner of a National Emmy Award, Treasures of the Greenbelt, Secrets of the Bay, Tales of the San Joaquin – A River Journey, Tulare the Phantom Lake, Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste, Once Was Water, When You Return, and The Valley and the Lake.

Diana Fuller

Diana Fuller, Filmmaker

Fuller is a freelance curator, editor, and producer and the on-going director of the Screenwriting Program at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. A curator for contemporary art exhibitions, she co-owned and directed a prominent gallery. Founding and serving on the boards of many major arts institutions, she is board president at the Roxie Theater. Additional films are Rift and Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste.