The Great Lakes. The bodies of water that provide jobs, transportation, and many other things for citizens all around the globe. DTV has decided to make a special on the ongoing problems with the Great Lakes. With our lakes accounting for 1/5th of the world’s total freshwater, it’s important to keep them healthy for everyday use. Great Lakes: On the Brink explores some of the troubles facing our precious resource. Rising water levels, Invasive Species and toxic algae blooms are just a few of the topics we cover on our latest documentary Great Lakes: On the Brink.
The students of Davison Television shot, edited, wrote, and repeated this over the last 4 months producing Great Lakes: On the Brink. Traveling 2,468 miles in vans to Illinois, Indiana and Mackinaw City, we have gotten the b-roll and interviews that are necessary to produce this special.
Why did we make this?
DTV produced this special regarding the problems of these waters and why we need to prevent them. For example, Line 5 is a deciding factor in the Great Lakes’ future. This is an oil pipeline that stretches from Canada to southeast Michigan. It has been stricken before, and it leaked little oil. If this happens again, it may be more than a little oil. This has lead major debates on whether to build an outer layer or leave it as is. On the contrary, Ryan Duffy, a worker from Enbridge, believes Line 5 is strong enough. To see the full interview, look for the “Extras” tab under “Great Lakes Special”. Then, if you hover over it, you’ll see “Extended Clips” and it will be there.
All in all, DTV picked to make a special on the topic of the Great Lake’s health because it hits home. This could affect our future as Michiganders dramatically as we would have a scarcity of water in our lives. Knowing how to preserve the future of our Lakes is important, and to figure out how to do so you can look at the “How Can You Help?” tab under “Great Lakes Special”.