November Newsletter



We hope you all had a relaxing Veteran's Day. We're excited to present the new trailer for our film Once Was Water by Director, Christopher Beaver and Producer, Diana Fuller! We are so grateful to Matter of Trust for joining us again as an Executive Producer. We are inching along and pray that we receive two grants which will bring us almost to the finish line.  

You’ve most likely seen that our California communities are facing some of the worst wildfires to date. Below, we've listed some articles that will keep you up-to-date on the wildfires and provides ways in which YOU can help out. Our best wishes are with those fighting and experiencing the effects of the wildfires.

As you can see with the latest news, we need to get this film out so that people can be aware of the seriousness of the situation. We invite you to join us in bringing attention to the rapidly escalating global water crisis and from there to possible solutions. Help us finish this film by making a 100% tax deductible donation to our fiscal sponsor, Green Planet Films: 

Online contributions can be made at: 

Contributions via check and mail can be sent to: 
Green Planet Films (distribution/fiscal sponsor) 
PO Box 815 
Stonington, CT 06378 

Very Best, 
Diana Fuller, Producer
Christopher Beaver, Director
Once Was Water Team

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A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada 

A man spent millions on an enormous plot of land near Reno. Now he wants to build a community based on the blockchain technology introduced by Bitcoin. 

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For 10 Years, a Chemical Not EPA Approved was in Their Drinking Water

Through a Freedom of Information Act request and a one-year investigation, CNN has found new information that may cast doubts on those assurances 

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How to Help Those Affected by the California Wildfires

Devastating wildfires have seized California, scorching an entire town and forcing thousands of residents to flee from their homes. Three major fires are still burning across the state including the "Camp Fire" north of Sacramento,the deadliest fire California has ever seen. 


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Nearly 9,000 Firefighters Battling Deadly California Wildfires

Nearly 9,000 firefighters were battling the California wildfires Tuesday, the deadliest and costliest in state history. Search teams have been using power saws and cadaver dogs to try to locate victims of the "Camp Fire" in Northern California. 



Here’s How to Help Firefighters Battling the Deadly California Fires

At least 40 firefighters who are currently battling these fires lost their own homes, and that number will likely rise, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), an organization that represents 85% of firefighters in the U.S. and Canada.