Engineering with Nature – An Ode to Water, Wood and Stone
Country: United States of America
Category: 2019 | Feature Films/Full-length Documentaries (2019)
Today, adjacent neighborhoods no longer flood annually and this urban creek is once again functioning as an integral part of a historic green corridor. A comprehensive monitoring program has shown the water is cooler and urban pollutants are being removed through natural processes with a cutting-edge engineered stream-bed (first of its kind). Further validation came when, for the first time in 20 years, Chinook salmon returned to spawn, just a few feet from their human neighbors.
The bigger story however, may well be that this visionary project is showing what is possible when the best of informed science, artful design, inspired engineering, creative construction techniques, and a respect for the Wisdom of Mother Nature come together in search of better solutions to the environmental challenge of our time - that of creating community resilience to Climate Change.
- Seattle International Film FestivalSeattle
June 8, 2019
N. American Premiere
- International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film FestivalKuala Lumpur
October 7, 2019
Shelly Solomon is a restoration biologist, an environmental filmmaker, and the founder of Leaping Frog Films, which is dedicated to positive environmental action. Solomon’s films have shown in many movie theaters, received front-page coverage and been featured on National Public Radio. Working in collaboration with her husband Kent Cornwell, Engineering with Nature – An Ode to Water, Wood, and Stone (2019) is Solomon’s second feature-length documentary, following Ebb and Flow (2016).