Fort Lauderdale is production base for new National Geographic film

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Fort Lauderdale is production base for new National Geographic film

Fort Lauderdale is production base for new National Geographic film

National Geographic is calling Fort Lauderdale home. Well sort of.

Its new film Behind the Water sheds light on the lack of clean water access in Latin America. Directed by Doug Clevenger, the film shows the bond between families and the community in the city of San Luis Talpa, El Salvador to search for a better life.

Host Fraser Kershaw takes the camera crew through highly restricted areas to find these deeply personal tales and to provide pure water. But where does Fort Lauderdale come in?

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“We use Fort Lauderdale as our launch pad to give people clean water,” Kershaw says. “[It] is our oasis in between trips.”

The crew uses Fort Lauderdale as their production home base to debrief before flying all over the world. Kershaw is an advocate in getting clean water to developing countries.

Even touring Brent Kutzle, from Grammy Award-winning group One Republic, who provides the haunting soundtrack for the documentary, says Fort Lauderdale seems to be a nice break.

“In Europe I usually love strolling the city a bit, hitting our favorite local cafés and I hear Fort Lauderdale has the same,” he says.

The eye-opening documentary is expected to release in early 2015.

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