Premiere: Guardians of Our Troubled Waters

We welcome you to join us for a film premiere of Guardians of Troubled Waters, The River Heroes of the South.


When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Where: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Admission Details:

All tickets are a donation of $15 per person. Please click here to make an online donation towards your admission. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

For more information, contact us at or (828) 692-8062.

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Everglades and Coral Gables Congregational Church

Award-winning film director David Weintraub’s latest documentary Guardians of Our Troubled Waters tells the story of our early communities and their deep connections to their rivers and streams as a source of spiritual sustenance, as their lifeblood and as a critical component of their livelihood, how that changed during the industrial era when paper mills, tanneries and other manufacturing plants turned clean, protected water into moving cesspools, and the heroes who rose to challenge the destruction. So much of our environmental consciousness and economic vitality sprung from the champions of our waterways of the past.  So much of our future depends upon our ability to continue their legacy today.

The Center’s newest documentary film focuses on Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the Friends of the Everglades fight to save the Everglades as well as other parallel communities in the South fighting to protect their waterways. Featured heroes include Marjory Stoneman Douglas and her fight to reclaim the Everglades from efforts to develop and pollute it, Wilma Dykeman, the savior of the French Broad River in Western North Carolina, and the Dead Pigeon River Council who fought against Champion Paper’s destruction of the Pigeon River.