Local filmmaker presents at MountainSummit

Aug 24, 2016

Photographer Pete McBride chronicled some of the threats to the Grand Canyon National Park in a recent article for National Geographic. He will discuss his work and show his film, "Holy (un)Holy River," at the Wheeler tonight.
Credit Courtesy of Pete McBride

Local photographer and filmmaker Peter McBride will be featured tonight as part of the MountainSummit: Mountainfilm festival.

McBride and fellow adventure-filmmaker Jake Norton followed the Ganges River from its source in the Himalayas to the sea. McBride’s research shows this river has some unusual properties.

“It cleans itself faster than any river on the planet, yet it’s also one of the most contaminated rivers on the planet,” McBride said.

McBride will also present a slideshow about a project he just wrapped up for National Geographic in which he and writer Kevin Fedarko walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon. The article discusses some of the major challenges facing the iconic National Park, as the park service celebrates its centennial anniversary.