Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida, A 1 hour documentary highlights the environmental and economic significance of Florida’s diverse water wonderlands, the landscapes and important wildlife.
|"Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida" film documentary garnered a national Telly Award, a regional Louis Wolfson II Film & Video Award, The Education Channel (Best of the Fest) winning film documentary in the 2004 Independents’ Film Festival, Tampa, the 2005 Crystal Reel Award by Florida Motion Pictures and Television Association for "Best Cinematography", and "The Henry" 2005 Flager Award for Outstanding Tourism Marketing Resource/Promotional/Material.|
|Western Montana's Weekly Journal of People, Politics and Culture|
Wild at heart - by Andy Smetanka.
A select guide to the International Cultural Film Festival "Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida".
Who knew there was so much Florida still unsullied by strip malls and condos, thanks in large part to 40-odd natural preserves encompassing mangrove swamps, estuaries, wetlands, lagoons and freshwater limestone springs? Living Waters, hosted by large-format photographer Clyde Butcher and filmed by Elam Stoltzfus, exerts a hypnotic effect with its marvelous cinematography: shot after shot of swamps at sunset, hypersaturated foliage greens, sparkling waters and wooded islands. Host Butcher essentially takes viewers around the horn from the panhandle to the Atlantic coast, skipping the tatty beachfront developments and paying visits instead to small towns with active community groups dedicated to protecting their treasures through wise stewardship and the development of eco-friendly tourism. The most encouraging thing to come out of “America’s wang” in a long time.