LEEP'S documentary "Web of Water" will be shown on S.C. ETV's Southern Lens Program tonight, Thursday, April 23 at 10 p.m.
The half-hour documentary is a three week trip from the mountains of South Carolina to the shores of Charleston. Along the way the filmers meet with many people and discuss human connections to watershed and rivers.
Web of Water was an outdoor adventure that used a kayak expedition to promote an appreciation of our natural and cultural heritage as well as an understanding of the challenges that occur with growth and change. Quietly and softly – much like our Native American ancestors – we traveled the great Saluda River watershed from its source in the mountains of South Carolina to the mouth of Charleston Harbor. Throughout the trip down this important watershed, we experienced the connections of an interactive web of water involving plant, animal, and human systems. Stops along the way provided opportunities to bring contributors with historical and cultural knowledge into the adventure. The kayak expedition, led by Ian Sanchez, educator, naturalist, and executive director of Lowcountry Environmental Education Programs (LEEP), was an interactive teaching project that directly engaged school children, teachers, scientists, historians, and folks who know the water and its stories as well as outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The film was recently screened at Park Circle's Earth Day festivities, and will be show in downtown Charleston sometime in May.