A 200 mile journey along the Los Angeles aqueduct.
A film for hope and healing.

The conditions that make life possible are rapidly changing. Reckoning with this reality on the cusp of a record-setting dry season, filmmaker Emmett Brennan embarks on a powerful journey to find stories of hope and healing. Brennan sets out to walk 200 miles next to the iconic Los Angeles aqueduct. Along the way he encounters cultural leaders, ecological iconoclasts, and indigenous wisdom keepers who are re-envisioning our relationship to water. The water cycle is being broken, they say, and the consequence is an increasingly erratic and uninhabitable planet. 

Through a series of intimate vignettes, Reflection: a walk with water offers essential guidance for reviving this cycle. The award-winning film highlights transformational stories from LA and other parts of California and makes widespread ecological healing seem well within reach. Providing deep insight into the inseparability of water and life, Reflection helps equip our minds and hearts for the important work ahead.

Featuring original music by Grammy-winning artist, Jacob Collier.


In Association With Namaste Foundation, RSF Social Finance Assistant Director Caiius Clark Cinematography & Editing Emmett Brennan Composer Justin Kauflin Executive Music Producer Jacob Collier Executive Producers Matthew Monahan, Adam Fell Produced By Emmett Brennan, Nicholas Brennan Written & Directed by Emmett Brennan



"Must see. This film should be screened through every internet portal, at every bus stop, on every subway line, and in every government office, school, university and bar."

Framework Now

“A kind of divining rod for finding ways to live more consciously.”


“Incredible journey.”

Deadline Hollywood


Reflection features an original song written and performed by multiple Grammy-winning artist, Jacob Collier. It was co-written with the film's composer, Justin Kauflin. Listen below, or find it on Spotify. 


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