When the Well Runs Dry

Film screening, commentary by the filmmaker and K- State faculty members, and audience discussion

Thursday, October 22, 5:30p.m.
UMB Theater, Gallery Level at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

When the Well Runs Dry is a 31 minute film directed by Lawrence filmmaker Steve Lerner, and award winning Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Reuben Aaronson. Other members of the production team are Jim Jewell, and Greg Allen.

This short documentary tenderly portrays the vital connection that rural Kansans have with water, our most precious resource. Ranchers, farmers, and residents of small Kansas towns tell us their heartfelt, personal stories about water, including the ongoing threats they face to the availability of the water on which they depend.

Director Steve Lerner, Jesse Nippert (Biology), Matthew Sanderson (Sociology), and Steve Wolgast (Journalism) will offer commentary and respond to audience questions and comments. A live stream connection with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, KS will allow audiences at the two sites to interact.

This program is presented by: Prairie Studies Initiative, Global Campus, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, and Chapman Center for Rural Studies