Watching The Waters Rise
This is a documentary on the great flood of 1927 focusing upon its effects in Arkansas. The flood was a great tragedy, killing hundreds of people, damaging over two million acres of farmland, and costing the Federal Government over one million dollars in 1927 currency. But the flood was also a triumph. The people, even though this terrible misfortune had befallen them, got back up, and returned to their lives, setting an example for the entire nation. Only a few people are still alive who lived through the flood. This project will preserve their memories for future generations.

DOCUMENTARY INFORMATION
2007[v6], DVD-NTSC-R1, 09:54
Produced, Written, Directed and Edited by Sarah & Emma Bailin
Narrator: Emma Bailin
Marjorie Gaston: Molly Carroll
Music: courtesy of Document Records, Ltd.:
• Sippie Wallace, “The Flood Blues”
• Charley Patton, “High Water Everywhere” part i & ii
• Blind Lemon Jefferson, “Rising High Water Blues”
• Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe, “When the Levee Breaks”
• Barbecue Bob (Robert Hicks), “Mississippi Heavy Water Blues”

AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY
2008
Film Selection, Watching the Waters Rise, The Second Annual 'Reel Civil Rights Film Festival,' Market Street Cinema

2007
Arkan-Star award,T Tauri Film Festival, Batesville, Arkansas
Outstanding Content and Theme Award, My Community Awards, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Third Place, Arkansas State History Competition, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
First Place, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs, Arkansas
First Place, Regional Arkansas History Competition, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
Film Selection, Watching The Waters Rise, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, Tennessee
The Best of the T Tauri Film Festival, Watching the Waters Rise, Marketstreet Cinema, Little Rock, Arkansas
Student Select Films Broadcast, Watching the Waters Rise, Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)
Film Selection, Watching the Waters Rise, Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock, Arkansas
Film Screened, Watching the Waters Rise, William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Arkansas