PBS/KBDI: Colorado Commitment

A documentary series about global health and sustainability

Today we are living on a planet with 6.5 billion people. 1.2 billion are living without clean water. 2.4 billion do not have access to sanitation. 29,000 children die every day for reasons that are purely preventable. Global health clearly requires more than just traditional approaches to health care. Several prominent Colorado organizations have begun to work together, taking a multi-pronged, interdisciplinary approach to what some are calling the greatest challenge on earth today. This three-part documentary series follows teams in medicine, education, engineering, urban planning, politics, agriculture, technology, business and the environment as they collaborate on the common goal of creating sustainable and healthy communities in Peru, Rwanda, and Nepal.

Colorado Commitment is a co-production of Lila Films and PBS/KBDI, Engineers Without Borders-USA, Centura Hospital System, the Center for Global Health and the University of Colorado.

Watch a discussion on PBS with Tamara Banks, Dr. Bernard Amadei from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Richard Byyny, Chancellor Emeritus at CU and Greg Hodgson with Global Health Initiatives at Centura Health:  http://www.pbs.org/video/2241586910/

Edited by Deborah Fryer and Heather Dalton. Videography: Leslie Dodson, Deborah Fryer, John Ordelheide, Evan Thomas, and Jeff Wagnaar. 2008.

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Lila Films is a full-service video production company based in Boulder, Colorado. We love creating high-impact productions to help our clients expand their reach and achieve their goals. Whether your project is for broadcast, education, marketing, fundraising or training, we have you covered. Lila Films supports a wide variety of clients including small business owners, national corporations, federal labs, universities, public television, and non-profits. Not in Colorado? No problem! We work with clients throughout the world.