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UM-produced film ‘One Water’ makes TV premiere August 2 on Planet Green

A scene from the UM-produced film One Water, which makes its television premiere on August 2 on the Discovery Networks' Planet Green channel.

Will the world’s supply of drinking water run out? Top experts and a variety of leaders, including the 14th Dalai Lama and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., address the global water crisis in the University of Miami-produced film One Water.

Narrated by actor Martin Sheen, the film makes its television premiere tonight, August 2 at 9 p.m. E.D.T. on the Discovery Networks’ Planet Green channel.

Written and co-directed by Sanjeev Chatterjee, vice dean of UM’s School of Communication, One Water ( is part of Planet Green’s “Blue August” special, a month-long lineup of compelling water-themed programming hosted by Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau.

The film will also be broadcast at 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3; and at 1 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 7 on the Planet Green Channel. In the Miami area, Comcast offers Planet Green on channel 113. DIRECTV: channel 286, also available in HD. DISH Network: channel 194, and AT&T U-verse: channel 465 or 1465 in HD.

Filmed in 15 countries, One Water explores the human relationship with water on a global scale: how people from India to Ecuador, Hungary to Kenya, and China to the United States struggle to obtain water for their most basic needs, while the more fortunate squander this precious resource as they fight for control of water resources. The award-winning film also highlights how the water crisis is becoming more aggravated by population growth and climate change and compromises the future of all life on the planet. To view a clip of the film, click here.

“We can no longer ignore the perilous state of our planet’s fresh water resources,” says Sam L Grogg, dean of UM’s School of Communication, who served as executive producer of the documentary. “This film is dedicated to reminding all of us that the future of humanity is completely dependent upon the future of our water.”

One Water is a collaboration between many schools and talents at the University of Miami, including the School of Communication, College of Engineering, Frost School of Music, and School of Education.

“We are excited about the telecast of One Water on Planet Green because it will reach audiences that are most likely unaware of the water crisis facing the world,” says Chatterjee.

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