"I Am Red": Behind the Scenes With Filmmaker Pete McBride

In this short interview, “I Am Red” filmmaker Pete McBride discusses why he chose to make a film about the endangered Colorado River. The film, which screened at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival, underscores the importance of water conservation for a river that supplies 36 million people with water.

Watch the full version of “I Am Red.”

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

"I Am Red": Behind the Scenes With Filmmaker Pete McBride

In this short interview, “I Am Red” filmmaker Pete McBride discusses why he chose to make a film about the endangered Colorado River. The film, which screened at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival, underscores the importance of water conservation for a river that supplies 36 million people with water.

Watch the full version of “I Am Red.”

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.