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H2O The Molecule That Made Us

US PREMIERE

PBS APRIL 22, 2020 (EARTH DAY)

H20:The Molecule That Made Us is a 3-hour series from WGBH Boston, airing three consecutive Wednesdays. The film dramatically reveals how water underpins every aspect of our existence. In the emptiness of outer space, Earth is alive because of water. Humanity’s relationship with this simple molecule is everything.

EPISODE 1 - PULSE

Pulse opens on the distant rock and ice of Greenland, where Geologist Stephen Mojzsis reveals a new theory on how water first arrived on Planet Earth. We see a dragonfly’s incredible journey from India to Africa – the world’s longest insect migration. We meet the Munoz family, ‘bloom chasers’, who use cutting edge time-lapse rigs to show the rare spectacle of deserts around the world exploding from barren wastelands into rich carpets of flowers. But the pulse is under threat.
 

EPISODE 2 - CIVILISATIONS 

Civilisations turns our ‘water lens’ on human history. With primatologist Professor Richard Wrangham, the wildlife camera team head deep into Africa’s Congo rainforest, in search for wading-behavior in bonobos (a chimpanzee-like great ape) – providing a new theory on the evolution of bipedalism in humans. Starting in Ancient Egypt, it charts the critical role water plays in history, and around the world we see the birth of civilizations on the banks of the great rivers: Nile, Tigris and Euphrates, Indus and Yellow. We end by asking if we can guarantee water supplies of the future?
 

EPISODE 3 - CRISIS  

Crisis examines how the planet’s changing water cycle is forcing us to change our relationship with water. An increasingly, globalized agricultural industry has become expert at turning precious water reserves into profit, “mining” water faster than it can be replaced. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, controversial Chairman Emeritus of Nestle, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe says, “.... the water issue is more urgent than the climate issue.” In its conclusion, the series revisits locations with the people holding candles in the darkness, and hope emerges that the water crisis is solvable.

Recording the music for H2O with Courtney Hartman, please see here 

More info on the PBS website: www.pbs.org/wgbh/molecule-that-made-us

EPISODE 1: PULSE

SERIES PRODUCER
David Allen

DIRECTOR
Nicolas Brown

PRODUCER
Catherine Watling

EDITOR
Jacob Thomson

LINE PRODUCER
Christian Holland

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
William Goodchild

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS
David John
Maria Haase Coelho
Charlotte Lathane

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Christopher Gent

RESEARCHER
Sam Wigfield

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Lily Jane Stead
Naomi Sumpter

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
Gaby Bastyra

CAMERA
Ryan Atkinson
Paul Atkins, ASC
Simon de Glanville
Cristian Dimitrius 
Mike Downie
Sugandhi Gadadhar
David Herasimtschuk
Jeremy Monroe
Christiaan Munoz Salas
Moris Alberto Munoz Salas
Ross Pimlott
Tim Shepherd
Rolf Steinmann

SOUND
Wayne Dodd
Simon Forrester
Keith Nealy
Fabio Quintilhano

GRAPHICS BY
Kris Lavington Woods

TITLES DESIGNED BY
Christopher Gent 
and Passion Pictures

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Kendrah Matthews

ARCHIVE PRODUCER
Cristina Miro

LOCATION MANAGERS
Bart Fouche
Jacques Goosen, SANHU Productions
Flavia Rocha
Adam Ashraf
Dhivas 
Jessica Plumb

POST PRODUCTION FACILITY
ENVY Post

COLORIST
Paul Fallon

ON-LINE EDITORS
Dicky Everton
Yiorgos Loizon

DUBBING MIXER
Matt Skilton

SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Wounded Buffalo Sound Studios

TITLE SONG
"Koyaanisqatsi"
Written and Performed by Courtney Hartman

ARCHIVE
America By Air
Axiom Images
Canal do Xofred
Christian Sardet/Parafilms/Plankton Chronicle
Cristian Dimitrius
Denis Lagrange
Equilibrio Films
Freshwater Illustrated
Getty Images / BBC Motion Gallery
"HOME” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand


© 2009 MY PLANET/FONDATION GOODPLANET 
– ELZEVIR FILMS
Ina 
Jez Riley French
Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
Megan Weddle via Storyful
Mike Olbinski
Moana Productions


NASA
NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific 
Visualization Studio
NBCUniversal Archives
Nature Footage
NewSource Globo
Pond5
Raishbrook Media Group, LLC / RMG News


SHUTTERSTOCK
Tangled Bank Studios 
ViralHog 
Wilderness Films India Ltd
Worldmapper

SPECIAL THANKS TO
The Nature Conservancy

WITH THANKS TO
Air Greenland 
The Brazilian Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA)
Tasso Azevedo
The Callicrate Family
Jason Ching
Keren Cooper
Alan Dubner
Global Airborne Observatory
The Goss Family
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazôina (INPA)
Jim Lederhos
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe 
Dr Myles Menz
Dr Helga van der Merwe
Dr Thomas Morrison
Dan Robson
Christian E. Torgersen
Tulia Christian Fellowship Church
Professor Simon Turner
Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará

FOR WGBH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Pamela Gaudiano
Shan Shan Tam

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Peter Norton

LEAD BUSINESS MANAGER
Catherine Giarrusso

UNIT MANAGER
Michael Yue

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Emily Frazee
Devin Karambelas

DIGITAL
Anna Fort
Meredith Nierman
Jesse Haley
Christopher Reigle
Li Wei

SOCIAL
Kate Ida
Natalie Dudas-Thomas
Tory Star

NATIONAL AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
Bara Levin
Jeff Elias
Mary Cardona-Foster

LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Suzy Carrington
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Nike Okediji
Eric Brass

PRODUCTION FINANCE
Carolyn Goodwin 
Pablo Velez, Jr.

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Salme M. López Sabina

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
John Bredar
Laurie Donnelly

EPISODE 2: CIVILISATIONS

SERIES PRODUCER
David Allen

DIRECTOR
Alex Tate

PRODUCER
Catherine Watling

EDITOR
Ben Lavington Martin

LINE PRODUCER
Christian Holland

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
William Goodchild

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS
Charlotte Lathane
David John
Maria Haase Coelho

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Christopher Gent

RESEARCHER
Sam Wigfield

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Lily Jane Stead
Naomi Sumpter

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
Gaby Bastyra

CAMERA
George Woodcock
Gordon Brown 
Cristian Dimitrius 
Max Kölbl
Hugh Campbell 
Denis Lagrange

SOUND
Richard Walters
Oscar el Ruso
Mark Roberts
Ed Bulman
Gary Stadden

GRAPHICS BY
Kris Lavington Woods

TITLES DESIGNED BY
Christopher Gent 
and Passion Pictures

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Kendrah Matthews

LOCATION MANAGERS
Magdy El Rashidy
Emery Makumeno
Liyan Ma

ARCHIVE PRODUCER
Cristina Miro

POST PRODUCTION FACILITY
ENVY Post

COLORIST
Paul Fallon

ON-LINE EDITORS
Dicky Everton
Yiorgos Loizon

DUBING MIXER
Matt Skilton

SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Jonny Crew, Wounded Buffalo Sound Studios

 

TITLE SONG
"Koyaanisqatsi"
Written and Performed

by Courtney Hartman

ARCHIVE
Axiom Images
Filmsupply
Gabriel Guerrero Rubello
Getty Images / BBC Motion Gallery
Henry Jun Wah Lee / Evosia Studios
Huntley Film Archives
Ina
JeffHK
Kinolibrary 

 

NASA
National Science Foundation
Periscope Film
Petrie Museum, University College London, UK/Bridgeman Images 
Pond5
Port Of Rotterdam Authority
Rob Dickinson (International Steam)

 

SHUTTERSTOCK
The Vegan Travellers 
Wilderness Films India Ltd

SPECIAL THANKS TO
The Nature Conservancy

WITH THANKS TO
Adrian Scripps Ltd. 
Aswan High Dam
Beekenkamp Plants B.V.
Egypt Ministry of Antiquities
Firma Verkade
Joseph Cook
Lajia Ruins Museum
Lans Westland B.V.
Lola Ya Bonobo
Lui Kotale
Port Of Rotterdam Authority
Stolze Agro Int’l B.V.
Three Gorges Dam
Zona Arqueologica de Coba


FOR WGBH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Pamela Gaudiano
Shan Shan Tam

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Peter Norton

LEAD BUSINESS MANAGER
Catherine Giarrusso

UNIT MANAGER
Michael Yue

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Emily Frazee
Devin Karambelas

DIGITAL
Anna Fort
Meredith Nierman
Jesse Haley
Christopher Reigle
Li Wei

SOCIAL
Kate Ida
Natalie Dudas-Thomas
Tory Star

NATIONAL AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
Bara Levin
Jeff Elias
Mary Cardona-Foster

LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Suzy Carrington
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Nike Okediji
Eric Brass

PRODUCTION FINANCE
Carolyn Goodwin 
Pablo Velez, Jr.

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Salme M. López Sabina

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
John Bredar
Laurie Donnelly


Produced by WGBH Boston and Passion Planet Ltd.

©2020 WGBH Educational Foundation
All Rights Reserved

EPISODE 3: CRISIS

SERIES PRODUCER
David Allen

DIRECTOR
Nicolas Brown

PRODUCER
Catherine Watling

EDITOR
Jacob Thomson

LINE PRODUCER
Christian Holland

ADDITIONAL EDITING
Benedict Jackson

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
William Goodchild

ASSISTANT PRODUCERS
Maria Haase Coelho
Charlotte Lathane
David John

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Christopher Gent

RESEARCHER
Sam Wigfield

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Lily Jane Stead
Naomi Sumpter

DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
Gaby Bastyra

CAMERA
Andy Bowley 
Gordon Brown
Simon de Glanville
Cristian Dimitrius 
Denis Lagrange
TH Films

SOUND
Freddie Claire
Ethan Goldberger
Theresa Radka
Paul Thompson

GRAPHICS BY
Kris Lavington Woods

TITLES DESIGNED BY
Christopher Gent 
and Passion Pictures

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT
Kendrah Matthews

LOCATION MANAGERS
Hind Khoudary
Mark Pointer

ARCHIVE PRODUCER
Cristina Miro

POST PRODUCTION FACILITY
ENVY Post

COLORIST
Paul Fallon

ON-LINE EDITOR
Yiorgos Loizon

SOUND MIXER
Matt Skilton

TITLE SONG
"Koyaanisqatsi"
Written and Performed

by Courtney Hartman

ARCHIVE
Water advert part of long-term campaign, accompanied by educational activities, of the Israeli Water Authority 
AJMN
AP Archive 
CinemaStreet Pictures, LLC
Getty Images / BBC Motion Gallery
Gideon Mendel
Ina
KSDK 5 On Your Side
Live Storms Media
Mike Olbinski
Motion Array


NASA
NBC Universal Archives
Quincy Police Department
Real Time With Bill Maher

 

SHUTTERSTOCK
South Carolina Public Radio
U.S. Army
ViralHog


SPECIAL THANKS TO
The Nature Conservancy
Hub Culture Davos Pavilion

WITH THANKS TO
The Al-Kadr Family
Hamada Abu Ghali
Naty Barak
Josef Federman
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
SpaceX
Adel Toucan
World Economic Forum


FOR WGBH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Pamela Gaudiano
Shan Shan Tam

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Peter Norton

LEAD BUSINESS MANAGER
Catherine Giarrusso

UNIT MANAGER
Michael Yue

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Emily Frazee
Devin Karambelas

DIGITAL
Anna Fort
Meredith Nierman
Jesse Haley
Christopher Reigle
Li Wei

SOCIAL
Kate Ida
Natalie Dudas-Thomas
Tory Star

NATIONAL AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
Bara Levin
Jeff Elias
Mary Cardona-Foster

LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Suzy Carrington
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Nike Okediji
Eric Brass

PRODUCTION FINANCE
Carolyn Goodwin 
Pablo Velez, Jr.

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Salme M. López Sabina

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
John Bredar
Laurie Donnelly

Produced by WGBH Boston and Passion Planet Ltd.

©2020 WGBH Educational Foundation
All Rights Reserved

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