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Stirring Stories: Behind the Water

By Diane Small

All of us in the developed world take clean water for granted. We run it needlessly while we brush our teeth or wash our dishes; we luxuriate in deep baths and long showers. But the reality is that for millions around the world, even one drop of pure water is precious.

Doug Clevenger

Doug Clevenger

β€œBehind the Water” is a new film that weaves together the stirring true stories of individuals who have overcome devastating obstacles to find clean water. Set to a haunting soundtrack by Brent Kutzle, of the Grammy Award winning band One Republic, the film embraces the power of family, commitment and how a community can be radically divided because of survival.


Fraser Kershaw Photo Credit: Siri Johnson

Water Work’s Fraser Kershaw teamed up with National Geographic’s Doug Clevenger to take a camera crew through highly restricted areas to find the deeply personal tales of stories from the locals of Latin American slums. The filmmakers explore the power of heroic water related stories, which encourages viewers to find their own unique path to helping the world find a solution.


Brent Kutzle

“Our goal is to inspire everyone on the planet who loves fellow humans to embody and empower another spirit, engage with the world, and make a difference,” says Kershaw. Β This small clip was enough inspiration for us to share it with you, and we hope you’ll spread the word too.

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    Adalyn R.
    Sep 6, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    A Great Story of Hope! I need to meet this Man! aaaawwwe. I’m blushing!

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    Sarah Paul
    Sep 7, 2014 at 4:04 am

    I need to watch this! My heart aches for these people, but I’m also excited. Let me know when to watch!

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    Pamela McCormick
    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

    This is the type of stuff I’m into. I don’t know how anyone does stuff like this. It’s just simply amazing. This is so special. I love it. Thanks for this.

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    Gretchen Myers
    Sep 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    This picture makes me melt. He’s hot. I hope he gives everybody clean water. Can’t wait for this one!!!

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    Sam Walden
    Sep 8, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    this is sick!!!! love listening to that dude from one republic. cool movie.

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    Gretchen Ralley
    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Cool!!! Great work!!!

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    Neil H.
    Sep 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

    This is truly great. I look forward to more pretty cool films about issues like this. The world needs our help. This is a great way.

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    Nadia Baelo
    Sep 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

    All three of these guys are so handsome! I hope they do great things! I love wild good looking Directors! …Projects like this make me want to jump back into film production. Please contact me at [email protected]… if you need any help, then I will work for free πŸ˜‰

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    Xavier W
    Sep 9, 2014 at 6:17 am

    This is dope! Get it done fellas.

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    Eva Auxier
    Sep 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

    e pense que ces gars sont si mignons . Quelle belle mission et Brent Fraser et directeur sont une équipe aussi formidable pour ce problème de l’eau .

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    Mary Azner
    Sep 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

    This is so sexy. Now these are real heroes. I hope this is the new Hollywood.

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    Everest Rally
    Sep 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Who knew there was good people on earth? THIS is an Awesome look at this VERY huge GLOBAL issue.

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    Marsha Azner
    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    My life is filled with joy when I see things like this. That glimpse alone was enough to make one cry.

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    Everest Rally
    Sep 11, 2014 at 4:01 am

    My daughter wants to know if he is single? This is such an inspiration to us all. I ‘m going to see this one for sure!

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    Maria Levy
    Sep 12, 2014 at 12:57 am

    This is pure Love! i hope to see this soon! ahhhh my heart breaks for these people.

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    Kimberly Ann Marie
    Sep 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    This is truly helping others as I couldnt imagine sitting in my condo without clean water. I hope this film gets put up all over. It’s hard not to have emotions with this.

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    Ben Ramsey
    Sep 26, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Finally real hero stuff. I’m sick of this other crap on TV.

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    Nadia Baelo
    Nov 16, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Amazing! In retrospect to what the modern times say..this is truly a unique and amazing mission and the individual must have a great sense of leadership and determination. I would be curious to learn more about this film.



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    Mindy Woven
    Mar 11, 2015 at 6:46 am

    My My! I’m in awe of the work that is being done here. How can I help?!

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    Wanda P.
    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:03 am

    My friends have told me about this! All three of these guys are so handsome! I don’t know which one I would choose!?!? Help me!! Where can I see this?

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      Sep 16, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      I think there’s a link to info in the story, no?

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    Dot S.
    Jan 5, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Saw this in New Jersey! Loved it! Hope there is a 2nd.

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