TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW/ – The Water Brothers, the TVO-commissioned, award-winning eco-adventure documentary series, returns for its second season Tuesdays at 7:30 pm beginning September 10. Hosted, co-written and co-produced by Ontario’s own passionate water ambassadors, Tyler and Alex Mifflin, The Water Brothers taps into today’s most important water stories and investigates the issues surrounding the world’s most precious resource. Following each premiere broadcast, the seven 30-minute episodes will be available to stream at thewaterbrothers.ca.
“TVO is committed to supporting Ontario filmmakers and we’re thrilled to give young talent like Tyler and Alex a platform to raise awareness around the cultural, economic and environmental value of water,” says Nancy Chapelle, TVO’s Managing Director of Content and Programming. “Through The Water Brothers, TVO is helping to generate dialogue on the importance of our natural resources and there’s no one better than Tyler and Alex to guide Ontarians in that conversation.”
The first season of The Water Brothers received international acclaim, including the prestigious BBC Earth Panda Award for Best Newcomer at the UK’s 2012 Wildscreen Festival, considered the “Oscars” of natural history filmmaking.
“We are extremely excited about the launch of the second season of The Water Brothers on TVO, says co-host Tyler Mifflin. “Alex and I have grown a lot as filmmakers since we started the series and we believe that the stories we tell will allow viewers to come away with a new-found appreciation and understanding about just how precious water is to us all.”
“After travelling and filming non-stop for much of the last year, we are so happy to finally share these brand new episodes with our viewers,” says co-host Alex Mifflin.
For the second season, this dynamic pair of 20-something brothers travelled around the world to provide Ontarians with insight into water issues in other countries and right here in Canada. In India, the brothers wound their way through a crowd of 30 million people at the Kumbh Mela Festival, to study the paradox of the Ganges River – at once a sacred, “pure” body of water, yet polluted from human and industrial waste. They sailed across the Pacific Ocean to investigate the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and find out what it says about the use and disposal of plastics. And closer to home, they swam in a massive salmon farm in British Columbia to explore the environmental and ecological impact of the farmed salmon industry in Canada’s west coast waters.
Complementing the series is the free companion app, Quench. The app directs users to clean tap-water fill-up spots in the Greater Toronto Area and was officially endorsed by The City of Toronto.
For further information:
TVO Public Relations Specialist
W: 416.484.2600 x 2305
For SK Films:
Amberlight Productions Inc.
W: 416.694.3131 / C: 416.319.8003