Insight Creative Independent Productions of Scottsbluff announces the Director’s Cut Premier and internet release of the short film River of Time, Wyoming’s Evolving North Platte River. The film was written and directed by Becky McMillen of Scottsbluff.
River of Time tells the story of the North Platte River, following the journey of icy snowpack waters from their birthplace in Colorado through the state of Wyoming. The film chronicles the history of the building of the North Platte dam system which began over a century ago. The movie features rare footage of drought conditions and record breaking inflows that sent water cascading over the weir structure at Pathfinder Dam. Interviews with state and federal officials give an overview of conditions and restoration efforts on the waterway from 2007 through 2011. The Director’s Cut version of the film recently screened at the Wyoming State Fair and will be broadcast in November on Wyoming PBS.
River of Time is the third in a series of educational films about endangered western waterways by Becky McMillen. Her first short documentary, The Hope of Nine Mile Creek screened at film festivals across the country, winning best film awards in Colorado and Iowa. The second movie in the series, A River Tamed, features the history, restoration and the legal battle between states over Nebraska’s Republican River.
Becky McMillen who wrote and directed the Wyoming based film hopes that people across the state will take the opportunity to learn more abut the evolution of this important river. "The North Platte River that flows through Wyoming and into Nebraska is crucial to our state's agricultural economy, but many Nebraskans know little about the origin of the water or the dam system that stores it. River of Time is a snapshot of the journey that our water takes before it enters our state."
The film will go live Thursday, October 4th at 8:00am MST at www.icIndie.com.