Redford-produced water documentary debuts in Las Vegas

A documentary charting conflict and conservation on the Colorado River will make its Las Vegas debut next week with a special screening at the Springs Preserve, near U.S. Highway 95 and Valley View Boulevard.

Produced by Robert Redford and his son, James, "Watershed" focuses on current use - and some say misuse - of the river and efforts to restore its historic flow to the Gulf of California.

The special screening at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 will be followed by a panel discussion including James Redford, director Mark Decena and several activists and local leaders.

Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown will moderate the conversation.

The event is being sponsored by the Nevada Conservation League and two other river-specific environmental action groups. It will kick off a Southwest tour for the film, released early this year.

Southern Nevada Water Authority chief Pat Mulroy does not appear in "Watershed," but she was featured in the documentary "Last Call at the Oasis," another documentary released this year on the Colorado River and other flash points for water conflict around the world.

The sponsors of next week's screening aren't charging for tickets, but they will be accepting a suggested $5 donation at the door.

To RSVP for the screening, send an email to the Nevada Conservation League at

Contact reporter Henry Brean at or 702-383-0350.