I am a recent graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law and a former Fulbright-Nehru Scholar and National Geographic Explorer.
I recently released three new documentary films about diverse water challenges in India, which can be viewed here. My newest film, Water Flows Together, produced in partnership with Spruce Tone Films, premiered at Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in May of 2020.
I grew up in Durango, Colorado, where I developed an appreciation for the complex environmental justice issues affecting the Colorado Plateau.
As a National Geographic Explorer I led a 350-mile, sea-kayak-based exploration of Lake Powell and the Colorado River to produce a film about the impacts of climate change and the history of water infrastructure development in the West. The resultant award-winning documentary film, Glen Canyon Rediscovered, premiered on National Geographic’s short film showcase and has screened at film festivals across the country.
Previously, I spent a year in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellow, where I produced a series of documentary shorts about India's diverse water challenges. For the project, I documented the creation of artificial glaciers in the Indian Himalaya, tackled a first descent on one of the Ganges' last remaining free-flowing tributaries with a team of Indian whitewater kayakers, and worked with an unauthorized community in Jaipur, Rajasthan, to improve access to clean water.
You can contact me at taylorbuzzellgraham [at] gmail.com.